Ambiguity is something a lot of us aspire to. We want to be cooly distant, mysterious, like those groups of people that wear sunglasses and power walk everywhere because (we assume) they’re so important. While it’s difficult to achieve this in real life – what with our other desire to be liked scurrying our aloof plans – in art work it’s a lot easier.
For instance Leigh Wells’ mixed media works, Deception, are successful because it’s difficult to distinguish what they’re actually made up of. Piecing together what can only be described as a mix of monochrome human body parts with smooth mounds of stone, they’re abstract and interesting. The different tones in these muscly masses laid together with swatches of neutral blocks of colour and geometric lines are what I enjoy most about these simple collage works.
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