Painting a Parallel World

Nigel Brown is New Zealand’s most “brilliant” and “prolific” living painter, according to Forbes contributor Michael Tobias. “Indeed, as an astute observer, thinker and painter focusing to large degree on Nature and environmental paradox Brown is one of the most complex and profound storytellers on record,” Tobias writes. “‘I don’t think art is ineffectual in all this loss of ecological priorities,” Brown explains. ‘I feel driven in my work to some sort of communication and alternative imaging. It’s a long-term cultural testimony that I, and others, are working towards. What society does with it is beyond my control. I have a well-developed language and parallel world to inhabit where birds and sun, sky and land all co-exist with humanity. That’s the comfort for myself and others.’”


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Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

His film Jojo Rabbit may be the year’s most unlikely Oscar contender: a Nazi comedy. How will the irreverent director fare amid Hollywood’s sacred rituals? Pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan investigates for…