THE LATEST ART EXHIBITION BY PROLIFIC PAINTER & PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN AINSWORTH
Dwellings is the latest art exhibition by prolific painter and photographer John Ainsworth, aka When We Were Cows. The opening night was a big success but we thought it was worth a visit to the exhibition without the crowds, to get a better look.
The exhibition at King’s Ship Tattoo Studio (running now through to the 26th March) sees a deeper journey in to elements from John’s previous exhibition Footnote For a Dream, from 2015. This exhibition of new work sees a series of paintings inspired by wild creatures and wild homes, principally birds nests (some of which are on show in a cabinet as part of the exhibition itself). The threading together of these nests directly inspires the larger pieces on show and a literal thread runs through in to many of the the other pieces right down to the small tins sheltering small paintings…this colourful line weaving in and out of much of the work relates to a manmade fibre John discovered in the first nest he found whilst out on one of his many walks in to the countryside.
The main exhibition wall is striking, the paintings are awash with colour, a mix of inks, bleach & more, creating an almost psychedelic kaleidoscopic view in a palette of natural tones, and at the heart of each image a bold and detailed natural form…almost naturalist illustrations akin to Classic Illustrated Zoologies and Related Works.
Dwellings runs until the 26th, be sure to pop by and check it out, some originals works and prints are still available.
Below are a few photos of the exhibition, you can see more on our Facebook page.
…the paintings are awash with colour, a mix of inks, bleach & more, creating an almost psychedelic kaleidoscopic view in a palette of natural tones…