Petra Cortright at City Gallery Wellington

The first thing that drew me to Petra Cortrights work was the beauty of the paintings, there seems to be so much light that emanates from the work which creates this intense illusion of depth. I actually didn't realise her work was digital at first glance so I was shocked to realise that all of... Continue Reading →


Practice Statement

My Practice uses the language of geometric abstraction, simple forms and colour that presents painting as both material and physical object, and that also operates optically to create perceived depth and space. My research focuses on how painted forms, raw canvas, and light work together to create the illusion of shallow depths and perceived space... Continue Reading →

Beyond Standard Issue Abstraction: Simon Morris. A deeper analysis.

I have been an admirer of the artist Simon Morris for a few years now so it seemed to be natural to review an essay by David Cross that accompanied a catalogue for an exhibition and project carried out in 1997. As a painter of geometric abstraction I can identify with the tone of the... Continue Reading →

Literature Review – Part Three

Kazimir Malevich,There is movement and movement. There are movements of small tension and movements of great tension and there is also a movement which our eyes cannot catch although it can be felt. In art this state is called dynamic movement.

Key Critical Insights – January Seminar – Mid course submission.

A key strategy that I employed was a direct questioning of the role/understanding of the chevron shape as a signifier of meaning or not, how the viewer might read it as a 'chevron' or if as a sign it was not important to the overall reading of the paintings. I feel like my artist statement... Continue Reading →

September 2016 to January 2017.

I guess it is helpful for me to talk about the work I chose as my mid year submission and what I wanted to achieve at this the mid way point through the MFA course. September was a massive step for me in that I finally started to realise that I was holding back for... Continue Reading →

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