Bowen Galleries - Aaron Waghorn

Visual Art
39 Ghuznee Street. Join artist Aaron Waghorn and Bowen Galleries directors Jenny Nelligan and Penney Moir for a Curators of Cuba discussion 1pm Saturday 27 March. To book click the link at the bottom of this page. Bowen Galleries launched in Wellington 1981, showing emerging and New Zealand artists. Of his work Aaron Waghorn says, "I draw inspiration from books, movies, internet, and magazines. When working with the diptychs I play around with the negative and positive spaces within the painting, usually offsetting one against the other. The colour circles and rays that feature throughout my work are called abstract interruptions." This new work Flowers and Vases is a nod to traditional still life, and geometric abstraction. Aaron Waghorn currently lives and works in Wellington. Creating works that draw inspiration from books, movies, internet, and magazines. The artist uses diptychs and plays around with the negative and positive spaces within his work, offsetting one against the other. Using squares and rectangles of colour in the work which represent windows and doors of abandoned houses. Aaron was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, 2016, Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award, 2017, and the Parkin Prize in 2016. Attended Quay School of Arts and Design, Whanganui 1998 - 2001 gaining a BFA majoring in painting.