Tony Twigg

b. 1953, Australia

Fascination with space as a medium is evident in works by Australian artist Tony Twigg. Often referring to his artworks that are created with enamel paint on timber as “constructions”, his lattice-like works show his attentiveness to the space that surrounds structure. During his last decade spent travelling through Asia, Tony’s work has developed into an engagement with objects, as he describes them, ‘objects found beside the road’. He feels that he can read the language of these objects which crosses the national and cultural boundaries of our region. Most of his works incorporate found objects or found materials and he readily acknowledges the hand of an anonymous collaborator in their making. He sees the truth in his found materials that he says, “are facts that come after the facts of history; they are the facts of life”.
Tony Twigg studied painting in Australia and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Visual Art from the College of Fine Art, Sydney. As his work developed he incorporated elements of film, video and performance into his installations. “Learning to Swim” presented at The Art Gallery of New South Wales and “A Shadow in our Tree” at the Queensland Art Gallery both developed historical narratives that he also told in his short films, notably “A Passion Play” that represented Australia at the Cannes Film Festival. When Tony began exhibiting in Manila in 1996 his work was abstracted. He continues living in both cities, and in 2005 he began exhibiting with TAKSU. Since then his work has been seen in group and solo shows in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
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Silky Oak

Enamel On Timber Construction, 143 x 197 cm

His

Enamel On Timber Construction, 184 x 120 cm

Yella Moon Risen

Enamel On Timber Construction, 107 x 107 cm

15 Sticks in 3 Places, Vanishing

Enamel On Timber Construction, 83 x 184 cm

15 Sticks in 3 Places, Stepping

Enamel On Timber Construction, 75 x 198 cm

15 Sticks in 3 Places, Twang

Enamel On Timber Construction, 140 x 140 cm

Heirloom

Enamel On Timber Construction, 240 x 48 cm

Grove

Enamel On Timber Construction, 278 x 173 cm

5 Posts in Any Order

Enamel On Timber Construction, 175 x 78 cm

5 sticks in 3 parts

Enamel On Timber Construction, 118 x 220 cm

5 Studies

Enamel On Timber Construction, 31 x 70 cm

15 Sticks in 3 Places, Then When Now

Enamel On Timber Construction, 140 x 140 cm

Accordion (Disc)

Acrylic on wood panels, 50 x 46 cm

Altered Order

Enamel On Timber Construction, 106 x 125 cm

Black Monument

Enamel On Timber Construction, 71 x 46.5 cm

Compressed Disc

Enamel On Timber Construction, 56 x 33 cm

Expanded Disc - Vibrafon

Enamel On Timber Construction, 129 x 134 cm

Monument

Enamel On Timber Construction, 57 x 25 cm

Moon Bathing

Enamel On Timber Construction, 118 x 125 cm

Oval

Enamel On Timber Construction, 53 x 28 cm

Quarters of the Moon

Enamel On Timber Construction, 58 x 54 cm

Sticks from 2004

Enamel On Timber Construction, 180 x 86.5 cm

T'ai Shan

Enamel on Polycarbonate, 148 x 91 cm

The Accordion Disc

Enamel On Timber Construction, 52 x 45 cm

Vibrafon Study #5

Enamel On Timber Construction, 64 x 62 x 47 cm

Vibrafonic Disc

Enamel on timber construction, 159 x 117 cm
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