Annie Whiles

Annie Whiles works with art as a suspect activity. She is involved in a relationship with a representational language that aims to form a tension between what we might know intuitively and how we might conduct ourselves as contemporary artists and audiences. She works closely with pictorial devices, to allow for a humorous exchange between the quotidian and the miraculous, between soviet realism and surrealism. She is interested in who magic belongs to, as a kind of cultural lost property. Her work refers to an emblematic language, ceremonial, ritualistic and social artefacts of affiliation in the form of woodcarving, hand embroidery, drawing and film.

Works

Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing (detail), Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.
Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing (detail), Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.
Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing, Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.
Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing (detail), Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.
Annie Whiles, Rock/Dog/Wood, 2020.
Annie Whiles, Moondog 2, 2018.
Annie Whiles, Moondog, Danielle Arnaud, London, 2018. Installation view by Oskar Proctor.
Annie Whiles, Moondog, Danielle Arnaud, London, 2018. Installation view by Oskar Proctor.
Annie Whiles, Moondog, Danielle Arnaud, London, 2018. Installation view by Oskar Proctor.
Annie Whiles, Moondog, Danielle Arnaud, London, 2018. Installation view by Oskar Proctor.
Annie Whiles, Moondog 1, 2018.
Annie Whiles, One of The Gapers, 2015. Installation view at Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man, Chapter Cardiff, 2015.
Annie Whiles, One of The Gapers (detail), 2015. Installation view at Thirteen Blackbirds Look at a Man, Chapter Cardiff, 2015.
Annie Whiles, Donkey in the Distance, 2011.
Annie Whiles, Donkey in the Distance (detail), 2011.
Annie Whiles, The Moment Ago, 2006.
Annie Whiles, Bird in Commercial Way, 2011.
Annie Whiles, ‘Albert one’ H36cm x W39cm x D36cm, Yew, Beech and lime wood, oil paint and wax, 2021.
Annie Whiles, ‘Albert one’ H36cm x W39cm x D36cm, Yew, Beech and lime wood, oil paint and wax, 2021.
Annie Whiles, ‘Albert two’ , H46 x W67 x D35, Yew, Beech and lime wood, oil paint and wax, 2021.
Annie Whiles, ‘Albert two’ , H46 x W67 x D35, Yew, Beech and lime wood, oil paint and wax, 2021.
Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing (detail), Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.

Annie Whiles, The Listening Thing (detail), Matt’s Gallery, London, 2020. Installation view by Jonathan Bassett.

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