17/05/2023 - 28/05/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Through both painting and drawing, Atticus Wakefield investigates the most primal and visceral elements of human nature. He employs bold, yet harmonious, brushstrokes to create paintings that pulse with vitality, allowing him to unflinchingly capture the intensity of what it means to be alive and engaged in the human struggle. His works of art explore grand themes - power, violence and desire - subjects that have somehow always gripped the imagination of artists over time.
The artist’s vivid use of colour and dynamic, all-over mark-making imbue his paintings with a raw, pulsating energy that speaks to the very essence of human experience. Energy is everywhere - limbs flail, bodies pulse, tumult abounds - as Wakefield strives to invoke the twisted, muscular space that oscillates between the sacred and the profane, appearing at times to revel in the sheer, corporeal collision of pleasure and pain.
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