ABOUT BRIAN WASLEY
The vibrant works of Brian Wasley are layered with text, numbers and repeated motifs, creating abstract works where colours often appear to float off the surface. The use of text within his works allows Brian to record thoughts and ideas that become part of the art itself. Repetition of words and motifs creates a space for the viewer of the work to look beyond the image, bringing to it their
unique understanding of visual meaning from the words, numbers and letters incorporated into the work. Brain’s use of mixed media, juxtaposing materials such as acrylic paints, water soluble oil pastels, pencils, watercolours, inks, charcoal and markers allow him to manipulate his works to create distinctive complexity. His use of analogous colours with pops of complementary colours create the perception of floating layers and depth within his works.
Brian has found his works translate well onto large canvas’ that allow him to use generous swaths of background colour on which to build upon. As a founding member of Mixed Palette Inc, Brian has been an integral part of the group of like-minded artists since its beginning. His works have proved popular at exhibitions and this has opened up opportunities for invitations to exhibit in select exhibitions at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. He has worked prolifically producing many works of art as well as creating group works for the Mandurah Stretch Festival, an art diary which has been placed in the Brooklyn Sketch Book Library, painting murals on bus shelters in Rockingham and created clay fish for an installation at the Rockingham Library.