Lot 373 - Henry Woolway - A Sudden Shift In Expectations
Acrylic on Panelled Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Henry Woolway’s wide ranging body of work is a candid look at this relationship with life experiences both recent and from his childhood growing up in Cornwall, England. Visually taking aesthetics from Scandinavian and European design and culture as well as Early mid century modern design. This tied in with simplistic and rudimental techniques gives the air of form over function or indeed a linear meaning to his work.
Born in Plymouth, England in the late 1980’s, Woolway’s work reflects on the semi-rural upbringing and the simpler state of life one can take. Through stripping back the substance or noise one can see the simple basic emotions or time locked statements in his work. The use of limited materials and colours allows this personal look back to show more truly whilst still allowing the viewer to understand and find their own meanings.
Woolway’s oeuvre encompasses paintings, wall hangings, sculptural and and array of works on paper. the physical elements of his more recent works include torn and cut canvas which demonstrates a desire to break from the norm whilst the structure in his pieces shows a longing to conform. This juxtaposition forms the base of his work and is something that runs throughout.
Woolway’s work has been shown in Liverpool at the Bridewell Gallery in 2020. He has had his work in two auctions with the Auction Collective in London in November 2020 and June 2021. His works have featured in print including House and Garden Dec 2020 and Le Mile in March 2021. Aspirational brands such as Gabriel Scott Lighting have used his work in Advertising campaigns.
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