My first time seeing a Wayne White painting was in a restaurant here in LA, called Fred 62, they have about 6 or 7 I’d say. While I was looking at them though, I couldn’t really tell if the whole painting was painted by someone, or if someone had come in and painted the words in over it. Well it turns out the latter is true, as Wayne White has made quite a career out of this.
Wayne finds paintings at garage sales and flea markets, then paints in giant, 3D letting over the top of them, often with odd phrases like the one above, entitled ‘Every Time, Every God Damn Time’. I think what makes the paintings really work is the way he incorporates the type into the paintings, and also the colors he uses. Sadly, the best link I could find relating to him was a solo show he had at the Clementine Gallery last autumn.