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WYATT MILLS
b.1991 Los Angeles
BFA Honors in Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

“We must breathe into the allegory the breath of our own life.”
—Edward Bernays (Crystallizing Public Opinion,1923)

Wyatt Mills is a Los Angeles based painter whose work explores the mutations in designed truth as a result of propaganda's influence on identity. A practice based in oil and mixed media offers visual reflections of human development by the confrontation with physical and idealized.

Within any given image there is investigated beauty and failure. The experience of the world has been so destabilised by the media that it is almost impossible to say what is really going on. By incorporating fleeting depictions of archetypal imagery from day-to-day life, Mills provides a visual reevaluation of reality in attempt to decode the wreckage of imagery. Layers of found and imagined visuals reflect culture’s ability to combine outsourced aesthetics and signs to fabricate new, interchangeable truths.

The process of destruction and recreation is a driving component of Mills’ work. Reckless chaos swimming in harmony amongst static and patient application leaves the viewer wondering what came first. Robust movement’s are paralleled by slower, more meditative swaths of color and meticulous detail. The thought and the afterthought communicate through a world of dislocated formalism.These process based paintings continue to dismantle secure knowledge, and celebrate instinct.


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Pareidolia, Mugello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Normal , Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Phantasmagoria, ESSNTL Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Void , Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 My Brain Broke, Eight of Swords Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Untitled , Con Artist Gallery, Manhattan, NY

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Scope Art Fair, Mugello Gallery, Miami FL
2018 Mirus Gallery, Denver CO
2018 Scope Art Fair, Mugello Gallery, New York, NY
2018 Los Angeles Art Show, Mugello Gallery, CA
2017 Context Art Fair, Mugello Gallery, Miami, FL
2017 Ten , Chainlink Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Anamorphic Portraiture , Mirus Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 50 Contemporary Artists , Enter Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Coagula, TX
2016 Two Heads On Fire , Coagula, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Works by Mills, Ross, Woodbridge, & the Images of Others , Kommunale Galerie, Berlin
2016 About Face , Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Bombay Beach Bienniale , Salton Sea, CA
2015 Artesatanicos , Superchief Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 21, Prohibition Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Miami Project, Visual Arts Gallery, MIA, FL
2013 The Future That Never Was , Eight of Swords Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Execute With Extreme Prejudice , A Rare Form of Popup, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Sampler , Visual Arts Gallery, Manhattan, NY

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