Bruno David presents "Drawn Together", an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Antonio (AJ) Ainscough. This is his first solo exhibition with the gallery. In concurrence with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an in-depth exhibition history and bibliography.
Chicago-based artist Antonio Ainscough explores with this new exhibition “Drawn Together”, the complex and nuanced emotions of love and relationships through a diverse collection of paintings and works on paper. He focuses on exploring themes of identity, relationships, and self-discovery through the use of autobiographical characters. His cartoonish figures capture the essence of human experiences in a way that is both playful and profound, all while infusing a sense of humor and whimsy.
Love and relationships are an essential part of the human experience, and this exhibition offers a glimpse into the various forms and expressions they can take. Ainscough's new body of work incorporates themes of vulnerability, trust, and intimacy. Some works are whimsical and light-hearted, while others delve into the darker and more complicated aspects of human connection. The works evoke feelings of nostalgia, longing, or heartbreak, while others may inspire hope and optimism for the future.
Ainscough explores the dynamics of relationships, portraying the complexities through his inimitable cartoonish figures of himself and others. These new works invite you to reflect on your own experiences and emotions. Whether you are single or partnered, young or old, AJ encourages the viewer to immerse themselves into the beauty and chaos that is connection.
Antonio (AJ) Ainscough is a Chicago-based painter focused on exploring themes of identity, relationships, and self discovery through the use of autobiographical characters. His cartoonish figures capture the essence of human experiences in a way that is both playful and profound, all while infusing a sense of humor and whimsy.
He received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Eastern Illinois University in 2020.
Ainscough had his first solo exhibit “Back Outside” in Chicago in late 2022; he’s since exhibited in numerous group shows both across the US and internationally. Some of which include Chicago, Colorado, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Hong Kong