Wayde Owen

Owen’s works are critical allegories that deeply engage the human condition, personal history, mongrelness, memory and mortality. Subjects are arranged in colourful and enigmatic formations on the canvas in bold colours for psychological impact. His paintings and drawings of anthropomorphic quails, Staffordshire bull terriers, skulls, family members and heads of the dead are all part of a rich and personal gathering.
The underlying narrative involves Owen’s own on-going studies into the collapse of communication. “I am interested in art as a form of communication and self-help,” he says. “It provides me with a platform in which I can connect, communicate, share or exchange Ideas and experiences with others.”
Born 1977 in Sydney, Australia, Owen lives and works from Southport, Queensland.
He has held solo exhibitions at Schubert Contemporary, Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise and The blkmrkt project, Gold Coast. In 2006 he held a residency at the Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France.