Anthony Ivan Wigglesworth, (born 1979, Ireland)
Anthony Wigglesworth is an Irish artist living and working in the coastal town of Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. He creates abstract oil paintings and ink drawings. His work has been exhibited internationally in New York, London, Paris, Manchester, Reykjavík, Miami and Chicago. He is currently showing work with galleries in Dublin, Paris, Miami and New York.
Anthony’s oil paintings explore the process of constructing and deconstructing patterns. These abstract compositions are produced by a wide variety of treatments. The under layers of the paintings are built up with palette knives and large rhythmic brush strokes. He then uses long sheets of acrylic attached to wooden handles to gradually build up layers of colored paint. These large scale oil abstracts are inspired by the designs and landscapes that make up his everyday environment.
‘I draw most of my inspiration from living and working by the sea in the coastal town of Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin. I grew up around Dun Laoghaire as a kid. I moved back here about four years ago to a house overlooking the west pier and converted one of the rooms to a studio. I’m lucky, the window overlooks the west pier. I can see the weather systems rolling across the sea from Howth. I can’t help but see a similarity between these rolling weather systems and the techniques I use in my painting’.
‘I use a long sheet of acrylic attached to a wooden handles to drag paint across the canvas. Some days I find myself responding on the canvas to the light that’s reflecting of the sea. I take a lot of walks on the seafront, and I like to photograph the sunrise from the west pier. The pinks and the oranges in the photos then serve as color inspiration for new artworks. The light over the last few months in Dun laoghaire has been particularly amazing. From the pier I’ve seen Dublin Bay look like a floating sea of silver, a night sky over the city that was purple and a sunrise with a vignette of storm clouds, the blacks, silver, oranges and gold all dancing as they reflect of the sea. It would difficult not to be inspired’.
Anthony Ivan Wigglesworth, (born 1979, Ireland)
M.Phil. Masters in Music and Media Technologies, 1st class honors.
Trinity College, Dublin 2011-2013.
Turbulence, 15 Nov 2018 - 1 Feb 2019, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Galley, New York, U.S.A.
Edinburgh Art Fair, 23 Nov - 25 Nov 2018, Robart, Edinburgh, Scotland.
VUE, 2 Nov - 4 Nov 2018, Sol Art Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
On The Surface Of It, 2 Oct - 14 Oct 2018, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
AAF Battersea, 8 March - 11 March 2018, Sol Art Gallery, London, England.
Abstraction, 10 March - 7 April 2018, Inception Gallery, Paris, France.
Art Wynwood, 15 Feb - 19 Feb, Sol Art Gallery, Miami, U.S.A.
2018 On The Surface Of It, 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 ART FAIRS
2019 Art New York, Donghwa Ode Gallery Pier 94, USA
2018 Art Wynwood, Sol Art Gallery, USA
2018 Edinburgh Art Fair, Robart, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2018 Art Source, Sol Art Gallery, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2018 VUE, Sol Art Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2018 AAF Battersea, London, Sol Art Gallery, UK
2017 SOFA, Chicago, Sol Art Gallery, USA
2017 VUE, Eight Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh, Scotland
2017 Art Source, Sol Art Gallery, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin
2017 AAF Bristol, Sol Art Gallery, UK
2017 House, Art Loft, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland
2017 AAF New York City, Sol Art Gallery, USA
2017 AAF Battersea, London, Sol Art Gallery, UK
2016 Edinburgh Art Fair, The Chimera Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2016 House, Art Loft, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2016 Art Source, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2015 Art Source,The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2014 Art Source, The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2013 Art Source,The Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland.
2018 Abstraction, Inception Gallery, Paris, France.
2017 Abstract paintings by Anthony Wigglesworth, Inception Gallery, Paris, France.
2016 The Beauty of Color, 4 Times Square, New York, The United States of America.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Turbulence, The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Galley, New York, U.S.A.
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.