Morning Light


Stephen Howard, Morning Light (Tree Island Series), Oil on Board, 800 x 800 mm. (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

“Born in Masterton, Stephen Howard lived in Christchurch, New Zealand for several years before relocating to Auckland.  Howard paints New Zealand architecture and landscape, but manipulates the subject matter to give an atmospheric sense of strangeness. Contrasts are his thing – a tree against the repetitive patterns of an apartment block, a pale concrete building with a dark doorway and rust over the door. Howard seldom depicts a single place. He takes buildings out of their original context and re-imagines them in a way that questions reality, rather than reflecting it. His work is contradictory in that the organic forms of his colour field works are achieved by calculated attention to detail and the building up of many layers of paint. Howard has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland since 1978.”

See more of his incredible art here: Parnell Gallery.

Comments

  1. very interesting style

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  2. There’s an intensity in his work that I find fascinating. Great find, DK!

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  3. Stationary, and yet moving in many ways (literally – visually – and metaphorically).

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  4. Could be a Stephen Hawking – I’m more for REAL reality 😉 (no complaint though – it’s an interesting perspective)

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Art … a beautiful subjective expression of reality, mind and emotions! … ‘Stephen Howard lived in Christchurch, New Zealand for several years before relocating to Auckland. He takes buildings out of their original context and re-imagines them in a way that questions reality, rather than reflecting it. His work is contradictory in that the organic forms of his colour field works are achieved by calculated attention to detail and the building up of many layers of paint.’

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  6. Beautiful stuff. Had to go look at the gallery. Some of it is so mesmerising…
    Have a wonderful weekend, DK!

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  7. I love his color palette. I also sense there’s wind 💨 Personally, I prefer artistic endeavors that distinguish one creative from another. Thanks for sharing!

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