Title of Piece:
AAAAAAA!
Artist:
WEST, Stephen
ID Number:
2951
Acquisition Number:
733
Acquisition Number (Sub):
0
Cost:
CASW Store
Additional Information:
Artist Notes:
Stephen West trained as a painter at St Martins School of Art and Royal College of Art, graduating from the latter in 1982. He has lived and worked in Wales since 1984, becoming Co-Director for Cywaith Cymru-Artworks Wales, and Director of Creative Development for Safle, the public arts organisation for Wales, from 2007 to 2008. This work was bought from the Eisteddfod Exhibition at Meifod in 2003, and drawings from the same sequence were exhibited in the same year at the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. In his presentation to CASW about the purchase, Iwan Bala noted that this example of West’s expressionistic drawing includes elements of autobiography – perhaps even the angst driven Aaaaaaa! of the title – as at that stage in his career, West was a full time arts administrator which put pressure on his creative desire.
Town:
Machynlleth
Location of Art:
MOMA Machynlleth
Buyer:
Iwan Bala
Medium of Art:
charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
89.0 x 69.0 cm
Year of Purchase:
2003
Copyright Notes:

Stephen West