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Justin Boroughs - First Light


Wed 18 Sep 2013, 9:30am–5:30pm
Thu 19 Sep 2013, 9:30am–5:30pm
Fri 20 Sep 2013, 9:30am–5:30pm
Sat 21 Sep 2013, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 22 Sep 2013, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Artis Gallery, 280 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: ArtisGallery

Born in England in 1952, Justin Boroughs studied at the Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, under Gretchen Albrecht, Don Binney and photographer John B Turner. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975. Boroughs’ is currently head of the Art Department at Auckland Boys’ Grammar School.
Boroughs is highly renowned as a landscape painter. The landscapes he paints are familiar, however, they always present a point of difference from reality. Through the use of intense colour, altering the effects of light, and manipulating the subject matter, Boroughs’ works portray a heightened reality.

Boroughs’ hand is highly evident in his paintings, through his tight brush work and careful application of paint. His work is frequently likened to the work of the realist painters Graeme Sydney and Sir Peter Siddell. His realist depiction of localised landscapes also links his work to the tradition of realism, developed in New Zealand by artists such as Christopher Perkins and Rita Angus.

Boroughs’ paintings are held in major public and corporate collections, including the Manawatu Art Gallery, Telecom New Zealand and Fletcher Challenge and private collections throughout New Zealand, Australia, USA & the United Kingdom.

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