Tomorrow never knows
23 September to 13 October 2019

  1. Slow nerve action
    955 x 735 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $2,400
  2. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  3. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  4. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  5. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  6. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  7. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  8. Elevator music
    955 x 735 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $2,400
  9. Is yesterday tomorrow today?
    1150 x 1450 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $4,200
  10. Something in the way
    1450 x 1150 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $4,200
  11. The dangling conversation
    1450 x 1150 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $4,200
  12. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  13. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  14. untitled
    400 x 300 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $750
  15. Violin and tambourines
    1450 x 1150 mm
    acrylic on canvas
    2019
    $4,200
  16. Forever young 2.0
    1280 x 1800 mm
    acrylic on canvas, diptych
    2019
    $5,500

Artist notes
I've been painting since 1996 when I started a foundation course in visual arts then did a Certificate in Design Communication, 1997. I then decided to study art - I started in 1998 and graduated in 2001 from the Quay School of the Arts (Whanganui Polytech.) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
After graduating, I moved to Wellington and undertook a printing apprenticeship in 2002 at Thames Publications. I am a printer by trade at Pivotal (formerly Thames).

I try to paint every day when ideas start to flow. Inspiration comes from everyday media - music, TV, books, internet.
Music heavily influences the works, titles usually coming from the lyrics or the songs' titles. Musicians and bands that feature are from Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Tom Waits, Blur, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead. Throughout my practice I have employed a geometric disruption that I call Abstract Interruptions. They come in the forms of squares, circles, colour spotlights and colour totems. I enjoy using colour and finding out what colours do to each other when placed side by side. Colour will always be an integral part of my practice. It's sometimes frustrating but when you enjoy painting and you get past the frustration and move rapidly on to the next, something exciting usually happens. To paint is always to start again. My work enjoys being colourful which comes from my love of colour – I am a colourist.

Artists that have influenced me are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Prince, Sigmar Polke, Martin Kippenberger, Geoge Baselitz, Henri Matisse, Mark Grotjahn, Francis Picabia and the late Philip Guston.

This is my fifth exhibition with Bowen Galleries.

Aaron Waghorn
September 2019