Coming Together Whilst I Tear You Apart, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w × 3.80d cm
Coming Together Whilst I Tear You Apart, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w × 3.80d cm
(left) Coming Together Whilst I Tear You Apart, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w × 3.80d cm; (right) Austyn Weiner, Nobody’s Baby, 2020, oil on canvas (panel), 165.74h × 304.80w × 3.80d cm (Diptych)
Nobody’s Baby, 2020, oil on canvas (panel), 165.74h × 304.80w × 3.80d cm (Diptych)
(left) And In This Moment, I Am Free (ish), 2020, oil and crayon on canvas, 165.74h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm; (right) A Song To Exit To, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas (panel), 158.12h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm
(left) And In This Moment, I Am Free (ish), 2020, oil and crayon on canvas, 165.74h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm; (right) A Song To Exit To, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas (panel), 158.12h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm
In The Heat The Moment No One Told Me Was A Moment, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w cm
In The Heat The Moment No One Told Me Was A Moment, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w cm
Best Kept Secret (An Ode To What Happened In That Garage), 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 236.85h × 182.88w × 3.80d cm
Coming Together Whilst I Tear You Apart, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Coming Together Whilst I Tear You Apart, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Nobody’s Baby, 2020, oil on canvas (panel), 165.74h × 304.80w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Nobody’s Baby, 2020, oil on canvas (panel), 165.74h × 304.80w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Nobody’s Baby, 2020, oil on canvas (panel), 165.74h × 304.80w × 3.80d cm (detail)
And In This Moment, I Am Free (ish), 2020, oil and crayon on canvas, 165.74h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm (detail)
And In This Moment, I Am Free (ish), 2020, oil and crayon on canvas, 165.74h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm (detail)
A Song To Exit To, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas (panel), 158.12h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm (detail)
A Song To Exit To, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas (panel), 158.12h × 152.40w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Best Kept Secret (An Ode To What Happened In That Garage), 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 236.85h × 182.88w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Best Kept Secret (An Ode To What Happened In That Garage), 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 236.85h × 182.88w × 3.80d cm (detail)
Best Kept Secret (An Ode To What Happened In That Garage), 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 236.85h × 182.88w × 3.80d cm (detail)
In The Heat The Moment No One Told Me Was A Moment, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w cm (detail)
In The Heat The Moment No One Told Me Was A Moment, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w cm (detail)
In The Heat The Moment No One Told Me Was A Moment, 2020, oil and charcoal on canvas, 165.74h × 236.85w cm (detail)

These paintings have been made through a pandemic, through civil unrest in my country, and now through fires ablaze all around me.

The title ‘NOBODY’S BABY’ eludes to a longing for guidance, and a need for stability and intimacy I have only been able to find within. The reach for a hand that does not exist. 

‘NOBODY’S BABY’ is about independence; both forced and found. A growing into oneself when longing to grow into another. The desperation and desire for answers that do not exist. ‘NOBODY’S BABY’ is a survey and a celebration of our most primal intuition; survival.

I AM THE BABY

I AM NO LONGER THE BABY

I FOR SURE AS HELL AIN’T YOUR BABY

I AM NOBODY’S BABY

With love and resentment,

AUSTYN, 2020

Exhibition Press