John Wesley feels summer to me. I think his paintings remind me of old posters and paintings on boardwalks and along the type of beach towns that promise a lot of care-free fun. Maybe it's also how the summer sun both saturates and washes out the space around me. I find it hard to think clearly in the heat.
I like John Wesleys, sexy paintings. The playfulness of them makes me feel all summery and fun. Summertime brings a new level of sexuality to our everyday (less clothes, sweaty bodies, swimming with strangers) that we have to navigate with a certain level of nonchalance and ease. These paintings make me feel that nonchalance.