Darryl Frost - Ceramic Artist - Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand
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Lisa was born in Timaru, New Zealand in 1973 and graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts & Design in 2010 in Nelson, NZ. Living in rural Glenhope, Lisa’s studio sits high on a hill surrounded by 42 acres of pasture and native forest.
With her own personal journey raising children as inspiration, she draws from nostalgic moments in an attempt to alleviate the solace of ‘the empty nest’. Lisa uses imagery of children with flowers, animals and insects questioning young people’s view of the world, seeing a disconnection from nature with modern technology.
Lisa emphasizes this with her use of large white vacant space, creating a cavity to which her subjects float, this is the artist’s expression of the uncertainty of our future; it cannot be foreseen.
She also likes to involve the viewer into the work via the reflective surface. By looking/reading the gaze is returned, the spectator becomes the narrative and in turn, part of the problem and solution.
These artworks are created on the reverse side of Perspex (clear acrylic), so everything you are looking at has been meticulously hand painted backwards then the sheet of Perspex is flipped around revealing the artwork.
Seeking unity and harmony, my work celebrates our gregarious nature as a society. Acknowledging various states of friendship and personal relationship, I fuse the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and / or form, to produce works of art that transform with time. Embodying our cultural rhythms in a contemplation of everyday life.
Over the past twenty years Mark has produced several exhibitions as a self employed artist. His large vibrant works in acrylic make reference to rugby and his Samoan heritage. Mark is a family orientated man with a wife and three boys. He came from Samoa to Nelson where he studied at NMIT towards a Bachelor of Visual Arts.
Candy studied at the School of Fine Art in Otago between 1981-83. She did further studies at NMIT in 2003. Originally from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, she now lives and works in Nelson, exhibiting locally and nationally.
Candy Clarke is an artist working in the medium of painting, usually acrylic on Perspex. Using bold imagery and strong colour she likes to create the illusion of a new painterly world, one that’s trapped beneath the plastic, elusive, like the world behind the ubiquitous computer/TV/phone/camera screen.