This month we’re featuring one of our regular TBSSS students – Tony Wong Hee, who currently has a solo exhibition at mu studio gallery. Below Tony describes his influences and experiences working in sculpture and his time at the Tom Bass Studio:
I started at Tom Bass in 2012 and have attended the Wednesday morning class ever since. What I like most about the school is learning and working in a truly creative atmosphere. It’s an intimate art community that’s friendly and fun!
My best experience was probably creating my first clay sculpture – a group of three very small figures – dumpy and naive they still sit on a windowsill at home. (One of the three pictured to the left).
My work focuses on aspects of the human condition that I express in different ways: figurative work at Tom Bass and wood and paper works at my home studio.
Wood and metal works (example pictured below) are currently showing at mu studio gallery in Mosman. Here, I have attempted to express the concept of Palestinian families living with the dichotomy of being locked in and locked out – of home, land and a normal life. My exhibition runs until 7th August.
I don’t have a favourite sculptor. Art history is full of amazing artists whose work I love – from Michelangelo to Anselm Keiffer. At the moment I’m loving the painted plaster figures by Australia’s Linda Marrinon.
Visit Tony’s exhibition – Home Land at mu studio galleryuntil 7 Aug, open Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm.