“Bujnowski painted a photo-realistic self-portrait in black and white, had it photographed and enclosed the picture as his official photo in the U.S.A. visa application form. The consulate workers failed to notice the manipulation and, eventually, the artist received a passport with a replica of his own painting.”
Weiner bases his paintings on highly magnified views of the paint on his
palette. Viewed at a perspective alien to the naked eye, blobs of paint
appear as organic terrains and hyperpigmented, trompe l'oeil landscapes.
These paintings chart the evolving topography of his palette, with the
process creation of one painting generating source imagery for the next.