tony wells

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
neighborhood in sunlight 20"x27" collage
Sun break 22x28 collage
We Took the Train Home 24X30 collage
The edge of spring 10x27 collage
Across the City Bridge 16x22 collage
Artist's Statement

I am a New York City self taught artist. I try to make my collages take the form of movement and harmony within its structure and color schemes. The manipulation of old magazines, books and image sources allowed me to pull my media from other peoples' refuse which inspires a sense of resourcefulness. Most of my collages are made up of several hundred separate pieces of paper with carefully chosen image, color and structural properties. Although making my collages may take time, I become immersed and allow things to be revealed to me as much as I deliberately construct them. The end product attempts to draw you into it and spend time reciprocally.


Art Exhibitions:
Black History Month lobby exhibition February 2014. 300 Jay St. Brooklyn, NY
Greenpoint Gallery Annual Drawing Show. September 2013. Brooklyn, NY
A Patchwork Story. February 2013. Mrytle Windows Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Friends School Black History / Contemporary Art Poster, February 2013, Brooklyn, NY
Arts in Embassies. September 2012 through 2014, U.S. Department of State, Mabane, Swaziland
Strange Glue - Traditional and Avant-Garde Collage. September 2012 through November 2012. The Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston. Weston, Mass.
The Big Queens Art Show. September 2012 through October 2012. Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. Jamaica, NY
Metropolis Apocalypse October 2008 - Group Exhibition. Brooklyn, NY