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ANTHONY

WIGGLESWORTH

Dublin-based artist Anthony Wigglesworth seeks to capture the ethereal through an exploration of texture, movement and effects of spatial illusion. Although his works are inspired by flora, fauna and designs that make up his everyday environment, they aim to present a celebration of abstraction in its pure form rather than a representation of the natural world. Interested in exploring the properties of paint as an artistic device, his practice involves a process of creation and destruction through layering and manipulating the paint with brushes, palette knives and squeegees. Like an architect, Wigglesworth approaches his paintings through the conception of a plan, upon which he builds strong pictorial "foundations". He first creates an underlayer using a small palette knife, then steadily layers surface upon surface, merging multiple colors together and continuously building up various dimensions of paint. Through this process, the artist creates dynamic works integrating vivid and bright colors, often employing silver, gold and pewter paints to create light within the pieces themselves.

 

Living and working in Dublin, Ireland, Anthony Wigglesworth has exhibited in numerous galleries and venues locally and abroad including Sol Art Gallery (in Dublin, London, New York and Chicago) and Inception Gallery (Paris). His works have also been featured in notable art fairs, such as the SOFA Expo in Chicago, Art Wynwood in Miami and the Edinburgh Art Fair in Scotland.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Harmonic Opposition, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin

2014

What Lies Beneath, The Helix, Glasnevin, Dublin

2013

In The Web of The City, Number 10, Ormond Quay, Dublin

2012

Dark Summer, Baggot Hutton, 28 South William Street, Dublin

2010

Absent Light, Number 10, Ormond Quay, Dublin

2009

Achromatic Elements, Number 10, Ormond Quay, Dublin

2008

Blacklight, Number 10, Ormond Quay, Dublin

2007

Lights Out, The Front Lounge, Dublin

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Selected Works, The Glasthule Gallery, Dublin

2015

Then and Now, Harbour View, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

2014

New Music Dublin, The National Concert Hall, Dublin

2014

Cork French Film Festival, The Gate Cinema, Cork

2014

Punto y Raya Festival, Reykjavík Concert Hall, Iceland

2014

Synthesis, The Irish Film Institute, Dublin

2013

I Hear A New World, Luan Gallery, Athlone

2013

I Hear A New World, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin

2011

Trinity Arts Society 2nd Annual Exhibition, Oisin Gallery, Dublin

2007

Irish and European artists, The Loft Gallery, Dublin

2006

Irish and International Artists, The Green Gallery, Dublin

 

 

 

Standing In The Shallows, 2018, oil on canvas, 47.25 x 47.25 inches

Solar Storm, 2017, oil on canvas, 59 x 59 inches