16 June – 16 July 2011 at Editions Gallery – Tony Wells ‘A sense of place’
Private view: Thursday 16 June 2011, 5pm-8pm
Tony Wells is a figurative painter producing complex images with abstract qualities. His images grow out of strong draughtsmanship and structure. He views drawing and painting as a matter of giving the viewer an intense and vivid experience.
A contributing factor to the nature of his visual philosophy is rooted in a life long interest in engineering with a particular emphasis on aviation, aviation history , motor racing history and vintage motor cycles.
Tony is passionate about Jazz and feels that it has a close bond with image making. So much so that he rates musicians such as Pharoah Sanders, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Charles Mingus as inspirational.
High on the list of visual influences are Frank Brangwyn, J.C.Leyendecker, Will Eisner, Eric Parker, Robert Rauschenburg and Peter Lanyon.
His range of subject matter is wide and covers anything that would create an opportunity to produce the kind of images that fit within his philosophy. He favours both studio based and direct observation painting. Tony follows multiple pathways from objective study to narrative depiction. A sense of place and the particular identity of a location is an important aspect of his work and is a recurring theme.
Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 5.30pm, Sat 11.00am – 4.00pm