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 Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…