Casey Weldon’s work has meme-level appeal without sacrificing substance. Even after repeated encounters with his pieces you will find yourself noticing something new each time.
Whether it’s an element you overlooked or a more nuanced interpretation of “what it all means,” you will never walk away empty handed. He aims to channel the infinitely “reeseable” quality of Wes Anderson’s movies by emulating his devotion to detail. Casey strives to invite his viewers into an active experience rather than a passive reception of his art by making it inherently immersive instead of just something pretty and appealing to hang on the wall.
Casey’s talent for combining meaning with mass intrigue is truly impressive. Even behind his now famous feline portraits, (think: cats with a few more eyes than you’re used to) there are comments to be made and questions to be asked and pondered. Perhaps, for example: “When did cats begin ruling the internet?” or “What is it about the web that triggers this sort of obsession in the first place?” After all, just as these are not your run of the mill cat pictures, Casey Weldon is not your run of the mill artist. Read on to see for yourself why you need to keep an eye on this one.
What is your favorite aspect of illustration and being an illustrator?
Your work has been described as nostalgic. Do you feel a longing for earlier days?
Within your body of work, cats often claim the spotlight. What’s the story behind them?
Who or what are some of your inspirations from beyond the world of fine art?
How has Wes Anderson’s work influenced you?
What can we expect from you, artistically, in the next few years?