Stephen Way

Happy Wanderings

1-28 February 2019

Stephen Way's abstract works are mostly monochromatic and are evocative of the seven cycles of Yang style Tai Chi. The featured line work creates rhythm and movement while the hands and feet are representative of the postures performed. Stephen's exhibition, Happy Wanderings (2019) aims to highlight the benefits of the martial art as it can improve one's flexibility, reduce stress and strengthen muscles.

 

- Contemporary Art Awards

 

Happy Wanderings (2019) is a series of ten works that attempt to visually depict the script, circular movement and some of the 128 postures, in the seven cycles of Yang style Tai Chi. This style is soft, slow, continuous, centripetal in effect, meditative and yet very powerful.  I have been doing this exercise for 40 years. In what turned out to be a rather difficult self- assignment, I was surprised to discover the surreal and abstract quality displayed. Possibly this is due to drawing directly with permanent ink marker pen onto the canvas, leaving no room for error.  

 

- Stephen Way

Exhibition

Stephen Way, High Pat the Horse - 75hx100cm, Ink and acrylic on canvas

High Pat the Horse

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018

$85.00

Stephen Way, Old Lady works the Shuttles, 100 x 75cm, ink and acrylic on canvas

Old lady works the shuttles

Ink and acrylic on canvas
100 x 75cm

2018

$85.00

Stephen Way, Hold Bow aim at Tiger, 100 x 75cm, ink and acrylic on canvas

Hold bow, aim at tiger

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018

$85.00 

Stephen Way, Catch 7 stars,step on tiger's tail, 100x75cm, ink and arylic on canvas

Catch 7 stars, step on tiger's tail

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 61cm

2018

$85.00

Stephen Way, Hands play with clouds, 75hx100w, mixed media

Hands Play with Clouds

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018 

$85.00

Stephen Way, Return tiger to mountain, 91 x 61cm, acrylic on canvas

Return tiger to mountain

Acrylic on canvas

91 x 61cm

2018 

$85.00

Stephen Way, Make a Whip, 100 x 75cm, 2018, ink and acrylic on canvas

Make a whip

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018 

$85.00

Stephen Way, Sit back and play guitar, 75hx100w, mixed media, 2018

Sit back and play the guitar

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018 

$85.00

Stephen Way, Tai Chi  5 Postures, 100 x 75cm, mixed media, 2018

Tai Chi 5 postures

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018 

$85.00

Stephen Way, Diagonal fly, ink and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 75cm, 2018

Diagonal fly

Ink and acrylic on canvas

100 x 75cm

2018 

$85.00