"Every person seeks to present the very best of themselves. Hundreds of years ago it was in grand self-portraits and today it's through carefully curated social media profiles. But this isn't who we really are.
Teresa Wells' art recognises that when we're alone and unsure of ourselves, that's when our true humanity comes through. It's our wholes selves that make us beautiful - complete with frailties, emotions and imperfections. We don't survive in spite of our flaws, but because of them. Her work captures this duality of the inner and outer self that exists in all of us.
Whether it be a body arching backwards or one perched on the edge of a ledge, there's a dynamism and passion in each wonderfully detailed sculpture Wells creates."
Tabish Khan - Art Critic and Visual Arts Editor for The Londonist www.tabish-khan.com
Teresa Wells creates emotive figurative sculptures in bronze, that celebrate man’s physical and emotional survival over adversity. Inspired by the question “How do Humans Behave”, she draws inspiration from the contours of athletes and ballet dancers to emphasise a physical strength, placing them in precarious poses to stress fragility.
When combined with geometric architectural supports, in steel and stone, she shows a contemporary approach to bronze, lifting it off the the plinth and making it appear less monumental and traditional.
Teresa is a capable project manager, experienced in collaborating with mechanical and structural engineers, to safely install both private and public works of art including the restoration of Thomas Telford for Shropshire County Council , The installation of I Spirit on set of 'Dracula' for the BBC and NetFlix. The sculpture of Arthur Finds a Worm for the Blue Peter Garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2022 and The Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea School of Arts. She has a successful track record working with private clients and interior designers in the Midlands and Shropshire, to commission and brief.
With work featured in permanent collections worldwide, her clients include Juliet Sargeant Blue Peter Garden, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss production of Dracula BBC, Netflix, The Robert T Webb Sculpture Garden USA, SAATCHI, Shropshire County Council, The Devon Sculpture Park, BLOCC Interiors (formerly Connections in Design Ltd), Inside Right Ltd, AK Designs, and numerous private collectors and commissions.