Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


‘Story of a Painting’ Exhibition

‘Story of a Painting’ Exhibition

Featuring Julian Knap
One Artist... Three Years... One Painting...

Artist Julian Knap brings his painting ‘London’ to Auckland for the first time, as part of the exhibition 'Story of a Painting', from Tuesday 19 August at 6pm, before leaving New Zealand to exhibit the work in London in 2015.

Having taken two years to paint his first work, ‘Wellington’, Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art sponsored Julian a trip to London where the artist spent over six weeks collating material for the painting, followed by three months designing and redesigning the layout.

Due to Julian’s intricate painting methods which require great detail the rendering takes years; Knap took three years to finish ‘London’ and the final result captures the viewer and commands extended study.

“I am mostly a self-taught artist and found that by practicing on my own, without guidance, I steadily improved,” says Julian. “I naturally developed methods that suited me and led to the emergence of my own style.

I think I am a surreal realist. I paint scenes with realistic figures and objects, but never arranged how you’d find them in the real world and often from multiple viewpoints. Mostly I enjoy trying to create another world in a painting, or a way of seeing a whole area or idea without restrictions or viewpoints.

I work in oil on canvas. The mediums slow drying times suit my methods and the high level of detail and finish I am looking for.”

The Wellington born artist is now one year into an estimated four years work to complete his next piece, ‘New York’.

“Julian’s painting is spellbinding,” says Ron Epskamp, Director of Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art. “I am in awe of his uncompromising dedication to his own technique - a technique that demands his commitment for multiple years for any one piece of work.”

As well as showcasing Julian’s ‘London’ painting, this exhibition will present an eclectic mix of the Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art’s current top artists, endeavouring to present more of an insight into the artist or artistic process rather than just the end result.

‘Story of a Painting’ opens Tuesday 19 August, 6pm-8pm
Concludes 20 September
Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art, 19A Osborne Street, Newmarket 1023, Auckland
Hours 10.30am – 4.30pm

For more information please visit:
www.facebook.com/exhibitionsgallery
www.exhibitionsgallery.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news