Title: Sweet Jungle Nothings
Medium: Print on Paper
Status: 1/11 (with unique speech bubble)
Dimensions (cm): TBA
This work was created during Rohan’s time as the recipient of the Asia New Zealand Foundation grant, at Rumpueng Residency program in 2015.
The piece was made in the mountains on the outskirts of Chang mai, Thailand. With locally sourced silk screens that where almost falling apart from overuse.
The print depicts a jungle witch whispering with her native tongue. The artist likes to create new cultures and narratives that form that world.
About The Artist
Born in New Zealand in 1977, Wealleans studied painting at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2002 and went on to win the Waikato Art Award in 2003.
He was the winner of the 15th Annual Wallace Art Award in Auckland in 2006, and since then has exhibited regularly in New Zealand and Australia.
Rohan Wealleans' creates monstrous creations that morph and bleed between painting and sculpture. Their wild and unruly appearance gives the impression that the artist has grown them in a subterranean lair through a mixture of wizardry and weird science rather than having created them in a white-walled studio.
Pushing the limits of paint to extremes, Wealleans has even created a 2.5-metre paint ball, Planet Spore (2004), which was exhibited in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens for the 2004 Scape Biennial. Rohan was included in the 17th Biennale of Sydney in 2010.