Artwork


Through the process of meticulously recreating the social networking profile pictures of anonymous individuals in the traditional medium of pastel, Loehle raises each hasty and disposable snapshot to the status of “High Art.” This juxtaposition reflects the narcissism of the subject and simultaneously calls Loehle’s own vanity into question, creating a two-way mirror for artist and subject. As he edits his sub - jects and their contexts in ways ranging from the subtle to the ab - surd, he creates vague references to popular culture and Art History alike, while calling into question the power of the photograph to both reveal and conceal reality.



Wardeness

Pastel on Paper and Oil on Panel

2018

Purple Dragon

Oil on Panel

2018

Self Portrait

Pastel on paper

2013

Deconstructed X

Pastel on Paper

2014

Schism

Pastel on Paper

2015

So Long Princess

Pastel on Paper

2015

Cropped

Pastel on Paper

2015

Trophy

Pastel on Paper

2014

One Billion Heartbeats

Pastel on Paper

2014

Post-Americana

Pastel on Paper, Oil on Panel

2016

Aw Zucks

Pastel on Paper, Oil on Canvas, Thread

2016

Untitled

Pastel on Paper

2012

Tribunal

Pastel and Acrylic on Panel

2016