The work of Will Colenso offers a quietly intense world of unsettling familiarity.
Each painting is a tenderly crafted exploration of the surprisingly intimate space between joy and melancholy. A highly personal invitation for people to linger in an otherwise transitional state where questions are left deliberately unanswered.
Cramped interiors, fragments, objects, still life, small vignettes and memories of imagined worlds all filter through a rigorous process of iterative collage from which each painting vaguely begins. Often with little more than a feeling in mind, his work evolves organically through the painting process until it reaches a point of charged ambiguity that celebrates the pageantry of everyday life.