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A play on the controversial label known as “Low Brow” art, Casey Weldon addresses the art establishment in general with a self awareness that displays the artist’s uncanny insightfulness and humor.
Through his thematic commonality of quadruple eyed animals, Weldon intentionally disorients the viewing experience by juxtaposing a subject that is impulsively attractive yet eerily disturbing. With this subtle manipulation the viewer finds themselves drawn towards these subjects, yet can’t quite focus on them, akin in many ways to the eye fatigue experienced by countless hours on the internet, often fueled by the mindless addictive nature of social media.
The choice of cats specifically as his subject matter is Weldon’s commentary of the internet/social media and the immense popularity of cat culture and viral cat memes.