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Jack Trolove


Tue 17 Oct 2017, 11:00am–5:00pm
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 11:00am–5:00pm
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 11:00am–5:00pm
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 11:00am–5:00pm
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm

Where: Whitespace, 20 Monmouth St, Ponsonby, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Artist Talk: Saturday 14 October, 2pm.

Jack's tactile, almost sculptural use of paint allows for a layered and pixelated image to be built up within the strong colours and impasto strokes. His method of working is dynamic and quick; layers are added with a palette knife whilst the paint is still wet, and the larger works require the artist to stand a long way back from the canvas to see how the work is developing.

The colours can be unexpected and contrasting, ranging from recognisable fleshy tones to fluorescent and pop-like hues. The thick skins of paint are a metaphor for the human skin - Jack sees the skin as a seal for holding our stories of resilience, and fragility, in response to the emotional, physical and spiritual experiences in our lifetime.

In 2008, Jack was awarded an MFA with Distinction from Auckland's Massey University. Jack was shortlisted for London's BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2015, and was a finalist in the 2016 Wallace Art Awards. His work can be found in public and private collections across New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

Part of Artweek Auckland 2017.

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