About this artwork

Wiszniewski’s inspiration is eclectic and he draws on a variety of sources ranging from the Old Masters to Surrealism, Modernism and Conceptualism. He is interested in artists such as Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman, who shared a fascination in the relationship between text and image. ‘Bound to Love and Cherish’ is an extremely large charcoal drawing that is a direct response to Nauman’s ‘Henry Moore: Bound to Fail’, from 1967-70, which shows the back of a torso, tied up. In his drawing, Wiszniewski depicts a figure tied up in a similar way, but has introduced a note of romance, through the title and another figure reclining on a chaise-long within a candlelit room. Both artists have played with the semantics of the word ‘bound’ as meaning both ‘tied’ and ‘destiny’ or ‘likely’.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Bound to Love and Cherish
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Charcoal on paper
  • measurements:
    201.00 x 287.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • accession number:
    GMA 3043
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Adrian Wiszniewski

Adrian Wiszniewski

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