Teresa Ann WellsBack to artists
Inspired by a moral upbringing, I possess an ethical consciousness along with a fascination for the question, “How do Humans Behave?”
An international multi award-winning sculptor, I work to commission and sell work through various gallery platforms in the UK, The Netherlands and USA. More recently I was commissioned by BBC1 and Netflix to produce a sculpture for the highly acclaimed fictional drama ‘Dracula’ by Stephen Moffat and Mike Gatiss. With numerous TV appearances and features in monthly periodicals including Flux Review, ITV Meridian, and BBC1, my work has recently been acquired for the permanent collection of The Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden, Georgia USA alongside the work of Isamu Noguchi
Through the medium of sculpture I explore the tenuous relationship between man and his society. Isolation, miscommunication, fragility and strength are most attractive. There is a need for me to express this in ways that reach out for shared experience. Employing an illustrative and baroque style to the recreation of the human form, I offset emotional theatrical posturing against strong geometric steel shapes, to illustrate that when we are alone, unsure and vulnerable that is when our true humanity comes through. We survive despite of our flaws and it is our whole selves that make us beautiful.
I obtained a first class honors degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University, 1996, and undertook postgraduate studies at Loughborough University, where my tutors included John Atkin FRBS and Dan Archer FRBS.
The work ranges in size from 30cm high to 4 meters in bronze that celebrate man’s physical and emotional survival over adversity, inspired by the dynamic movements and resulting shapes produced by the human body particularly from athletes and dancers.