For the last few years, I have had the chance to spend time in the studio to play and to draw, paint and only think about the moment of making, not the final artwork. It has been the driving force behind the making and experimentation that has gone into these works. The autonomy to play with different materials and the ability to remove my own expectations from the final artwork has allowed me to produce a collection of works that has been freeing and a surprising way to find new marks, make layers and play with composition.
The opportunity to exhibit these works has come about in the last few months and has meant collating them together and editing them with a purpose. This has really cemented by journey and I think will end up taking the making of my art into a new direction. This is my first solo exhibition in five years.
The making of these works has been made possible because of family and all the title of the works come from those relationships and thinking about the people most important to me. My work can be viewed as abstraction but it highly personal and always about home, family and my identity.
Materials used in this exhibition
ink, gouache, oil stick, house paint, gel medium, willow charcoal, conte crayon, lead pencil, water-soluble pencil. All works on plywood unless stated. Framed by Dino Consalvo.
138 Little Eveleigh Street
Redfern Sydney 2016
EXHIBITION DATES: Tuesday, 3 November to Sunday, 8 November 2020
Drinks Saturday 7 November, 3-6pm
EXHIBITION HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Exhibition contact: 0434 886 450
These works have been made in the studio using ink, gouache, oil stick, house paint, gel medium, willow charcoal, conte crayon, lead pencil, water-soluble pencil.
Ahn Wells I waited up until midnight 2020 mixed media on ply 88cm x 83cm framed AVAILABLE
Ahn Wells Fragile, and fleeting 2020 ink on board 47cm x 15cm SOLD
Ahn Wells A collection of potential truths, 2020 mixed media on board 27.5 x 22.5cm (reworked for MISTRESS exhibition 2021)
Ahn Wells Fragments of potential understanding, 2020 mixed media on board 27.5 x 22.5cm (reworked for MISTRESS exhibition 2021)
Ahn Wells Falling into an instant sleep, 2020 ink on board 27.5 x 22.5cm SOLD
Ahn Wells Hawkesbury River, reflect 2020 ink on board 27.5 x 22.5cm (artist collection)
Ahn Wells From the moment we woke up, to the moment we fell back asleep, 2020 mixed media on board 120 x 160cm SOLD
Ahn Wells Our stories bring us together 2020 mixed media on aluminium 27cm x 37cm framed SOLD
Ahn Wells Everything smelt like dried flowers 2020 mixed media on ply 26cm x 29.5cm framed SOLD
Ahn Wells Fragile, fleeting and unknown 2020 ink on ply 45cm 30cm framed SOLD
Ahn Wells Climbing out and finding you waiting 2020 mixed media on board 68cm x 88cm framed (private collection)