An internal visual universe unconfined by rules or restraints, my imagination is captured by the absurd, the silly and irreverent. Somewhere in the space that exists between contemporary and street art exists my work; characterised by a bright & bold style with a sense of humour, but which also contains just a hint of menace and cynicism, which hides behind a friendly outward appearance.
Within my creative practice I am drawn to the subject of duality and my work makes connections between the idea of the duality within all of us. In the process of creating my work, I invite the viewer to consider the script like line work and the obscured layers which reflect my thinking through making as I consider my themes.
Whilst my practice is mainly based in painting and drawing, I also find it necessary to expand into experimental practice and other mediums such as sculpture, street art and projection in order to explore my ideas thoroughly. In my drawing practice I often work in monotone to reflect the idea of the poles of duality and while painting I often incorporate built up layers of muted, warm colours interspersed with harsh blacks. This mark making is a reflection of the idea that we present multiple and sometimes conflicting versions of ourselves and constantly strip back or cover over various aspects of our being, however, for better or worse there is always a common running thread that permeates our character.
All works on this site copyright of Wendy Dixon Whiley 2017