~ The Avenue Where The Silhouettes Pass
~ Rupert’s work is well-known and well-loved ~ And in this, his first solo show at The Vivian ~ you’ll see a marked progression in both style ~ and influence
Elements from Greek and Roman architectural forms contrast with personal explorations of New Zealand landscapes in a range of woods; all sustainable and mostly salvaged.
You’ll see hints of Rupert’s interest in Victorian and Edwardian design and architecture, especially as this was the principal visual language of the early colonial settlers. But it's the purity and character of the material itself that continues to provide so much inspiration and exploration for Rupert as an artist.
As the artist says, “It never seems to be a case of what to make, the work is continuous and flows, each piece feeding off the last. I find it fascinating when the material seems to transcend itself, continually providing moments of epiphany and excitement. I hope that the work can exist both in its own space and through time, rather than being eroded by it.”
Either way, it is work that will stay alive and breathing for many years to come.
~ Downloads for this show