Ashley Wood(1988), I am a South African Fine Art third year student, currently studying art the Ruth Prowse School of Art. My main interest is to explore mixed media within my work. My art is strongly based on the healing processes, the emotional, self-understanding and realisation of that process.
At one stage my gift as an artist was taken away for some time, I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 15. I have recently underwent brain sugery to try and help with the seizures. I started exploring the idea that art can act as a form of therapy for myself therfore,
My concepts revolve around the findings of Dr. Kubler-Ross that one experiences Grief and Griefing in five distinct stages: denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
My art talks about the on-going healing process for me as an artist or me as the patient, I have the ability to interpret and take something back. I use symbolic mediums that come out of memories from being in hospital and the past years of my struggle with epilepsy.
Whether I paint in Betadine, knit hair into string or make sculptures out of Gauze swobs.…Read More
I was born and raised in Cape town, South Africa (30 Sep 1988) and attended CuRRo Private School from age 11 through to matriculation in 2007.
From a very young age I have always been interested in the creative world of art from painting, drawing, and mixed media projects, that therefore lead me to take art in high school were I participated in my first group exhibition in matric.That lead to a highest honours certificate in Matric(2007) From there forward I did not question my passion for art and enrolled by the Ruth Prowse School of Fine art for the year of 2008.
I am currently in the process of putting together my graduation exhibition and hope to graduate with a Diploma in fine arts at the end of this year (2010).…Read More