TONEE MESSIAH
ALL THE THINGS I NOW ONLY JUST UNDERSTAND
12 SEPT – 6 OCT 2012

TONEE MESSIAH
Sharp And Cautious 2012
oil on canvas
76 × 60.5 cm

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Nervous Tension 2012
oil on linen
71 × 66 cm

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Imagined Memo For The Future 2012
oil on linen
137 × 106.5 cm

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Melting Pot 2012
oil on canvas
121.5 × 106.5 cm

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Emasculated Green and Soft Pink 2012
oil on canvas
121.5 × 101.5 cm

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Your Currency 2012
oil and enamel on linen
122 × 112 cm

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Self Portrait With You In The Background 2012
oil on canvas
137 × 106.5 cm

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Bitter 2012
oil on canvas
71 × 83 cm

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Hot, Cold, Then Cold For A Long Time 2012
mixed media on paper
76 × 57 cm

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The Complex Formula For The Space between You and Me 2012
mixed media on paper
76 × 57 cm

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Impotent Future 2012
mixed media on paper
76 × 57 cm

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The Bends 2012
acrylic, ink and watercolour on paper
76 × 57 cm

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Your Mirage, My Downfall 2012
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper
76 × 57 cm

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A Quiet Moment 2012
oil on linen
56 × 35 cm

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Softly, Softly 2012
oil on linen
76 × 70.5 cm


ALL THE THINGS I NOW ONLY JUST UNDERSTAND
The beauty of hindsight is that it warrants you perspective from a safe distance.
All The Things I Now Only Just Understand, is a body of work which testifies to this safe practice of looking at experiences as an afterthought and explores these findings as much through narrative as on the work’s surface. 
In ‘nutting-out’ these often unfamiliar and dangerously personal epiphanies through the work I have found a motivation to delve deeper, and a surface to show the workings of my thinking process. This body of work has tested my ability to negotiate between form and content and has brought to light some very resonant truths about life and the beauty of picture making
– Tonee Messiah