JON WEALLEANS was born in Yorkshire in 1946. His first studies were in architecture, he then went on to gain a Masters degree in design at the Royal College of Art, achieving a Distinction. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art. Self taught as an artist, he has also practised as a consultant architect and designer since 1980, as well as lecturing at the Royal College of Art, the Architectural Association and Kingston University.
A sharpness of focus, at once joyous and disconcerting, is a feature uniting Jon Wealleans’ approach. Suggesting the restless antennae of a bee in pursuit of pollen, Wealleans’ vision has a cinematic quality, as the viewer’s eye is drawn from one intriguing cluster to another, the entire vision in every finely observed detail ablaze with the artist’s exceptionally hot and shocking palette.