NGJ Summer Exhibition: Dwane Bailey

Dwane Bailey

Dwane Bailey - Road to Bamboo Town - NG039

Dwane Bailey – Road to Bamboo Town

As an artist, without the ability to actualize an idea or concept my art would not exist. My work is a constant search for the best way to interpret the ideas that I have about myself and the world we live in.

I do not limit myself to a single medium, style or concept. Inspiration and ideas change. Knowledge changes. Each piece I create is simultaneously an extension of the past, the beauty that exists in the ruins of our ancestors and society, where I live, where I come from and what I’ve learned, it is also a preview of the future, where I am going.

Part of my process before painting is to read as much as I can about the specific set of ruins that am about to recreate on canvas. I merely want to capture, the image with my brushes, or rather, with colourful strokes. I want to give that society life once more with every finished piece of art. I try my best to breathe life into a long forgotten culture, and speak not only for me but also for those who went silent long ago.