Sofa
2 Nov - 5 Nov
Chicago, Sol Art Gallery, USA

Edinburgh Art Fair
17 Nov - 19 Nov
Edinburgh, Scotland

AAF Bristol
8 Sep - 10 Sep  
Sol Art Gallery, England

House
26 May - 28 May
The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland

AAF New York City
29 Mar - 2 Apr  
Sol Art Gallery, USA

AAF Battersea
9 Mar - 12 Mar
London, Sol Art Gallery, England

Abstract paintings by Anthony Wigglesworth
7 Mar- 1 Apr
Inception Gallery, Paris.

Behind It All, 2017 - detail, Oil on canvas, 150cm x 150cm x 4.6cm

Anthony Wigglesworth in conversation with Frédéric Alquier, Gallery Director of Inception Gallery, Paris.

Can you tell me how long ago you are painting?

I’ve been an exhibiting artist since 2007. When I started working professionally as an artist I worked completely in black and white inks on representative works.

My style developed and changed over the years gradually moving towards more and more abstract works.

I spent years working in the absence of color, preferring to work with the intricacies of detail.

Then four years ago I started exploring color in my work. Around the same time I made the move from representative work to complete abstraction and began painting using oils.

 

Can you tell me your technique?

I create my abstract paintings using a variety of tools . Brushes, palette knives and large squeegees are all incorporated into the process .

Firstly, I create the under layers of the paintings using brushes and small palette knives. Then through a process of continuous addition and subtraction the work starts to develop. I use a lot of silver, gold and pewter paint in my work to help create light within the pieces themselves.

I’m interested in the paint itself as an artistic device. By using oil mediums alongside the paint I’ve learned new methods of extracting patterns from the pigments themselves.

I find the whole process intriguing as it involves creating and destroying in almost equal measures to achieve the final result.

 

What is your motivation to make paintings in the style "Abstract paintings ?

I’m inspired by the flora, fauna and the designs that make up my everyday environment.

I’m lucky enough that my studio looks out over the very beautiful south Dublin harbour of Dun laoghaire.

Looking out the studio window it’s hard not to feel inspired by the ever changing color palette of the wide open sea and sky.

My work and my color palette is definitely inspired by nature but I’m not trying to create works that mimic the natural world.

I’m more interested in creating new scenes within my work. Whether it’s in my ink work or my oils, I always strive to create something completely unique.

Anthony Wigglesworth in conversation with Frédéric Alquier, Gallery Director of Inception Gallery, Paris.

 

Abstract paintings by Anthony Wigglesworth
7 Mar- 1 Apr
Inception Gallery, Paris.