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New Zealand artist Ian Kingstone at Gallery

New Zealand artist Ian Kingstone at Courtyard Gallery

The Insider,
painting by Ian Kingstone
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Rainy-Day Women,
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Ian Kingstone was born in Auckland on July 4th 1942. educated at Mount Albert Grammer


Mt Albert Grammer School, Auckland
Camden Art Centre, London - tutors - Sargy Mann & David Carr
LEC, Art classes, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London
Auckland Society of Art, Auckland - life classes - tutors - Louise Henderson & Jan Nigro
Outreach, Auckland, tutor - Colin McCahon

Ian Kingstone’s curiously surreal narrative paintings are at the Courtyard Gallery on 4th to 21 July. They are a rich development in his recognisable endless inventive style, representative of various aspects of everyday life, connected with a simplistic symbolism. Facial expressions are subtle, while symbolic of a range of emotions. The stylised people forms are phantasmal portraits combining a softness with stark reality.

It has been 4 years since Ian last exhibited. Here are 12 tableaux presented with various telling gestures from the macabre to the simply delightful.

The mileau of characters within these figurative works, while quite diverse will still be instantly recognisable as Kingstone.

An exhibition to tease the mind and eye.

Kind regards


The Courtyard Gallery

251 Parnell Road



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