Wes Lang in the studio

Wes Lang

An eclectic look at American history

“I like to take American history and then completely ignore it. It comes out of criticism and great love.”

For Wes Lang, spirituality and pop culture aren’t all that different. His work is an eclectic mix of references – from Playboy Bunnies to the Grim Reaper. As a child, Lang collected Native American toys and comic book ads. Today, he draws on similar themes and can paint up to thirty canvases in quick succession. Each starts with an undercoat in black, followed by white. Then, he illustrates detail...

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Wes Lang (he/him) was born 1972 in New Jersey, United States. Today, he’s based in Los Angeles.


Ye (fka Kanye West) is one of Wes Lang's collectors. In 2013, Ye used images for his Yeezus tour by Lang. Ye's fans really loved the skulls wreathed in roses.

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Lang has an impressive series of classic cars. His collection includes a 1972 Chevy Cheyenne, a 1982 Chevy C10, a 1985 Camaro, and a 1967 Pontiac LeMans.

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Collaborations with Wes Lang

Avant Arte and Wes Lang have one upcoming collaboration.