Rob Tucker’s Still Lifes a Highlight of NY’s Outsider Art Fair
According to Vogue, 27-year-old Devonport artist Rob Tucker’s still-life paintings were one of the highlights at New York’s Outsider Art Fair on from 29 January through 1 February.
Tucker uses whatever materials he can find – oil paint, red wine, glitter, who knows what else – before coating them in the same glossy resin used to make surfboards. On view at the booth of the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, the results, intentional or not, are still-life paintings that resemble large-scale Matisse cutouts.
Now in its twenty-third year, the Outsider Art Fair was long ago adopted by art world insiders; it features an embarrassment of mostly unknown riches.
New Zealand artist Susan Te Kahurangi King, 63, was the talk of last year’s fair with her pencil animations.
Tucker also exhibited at January’s Art Stage Singapore 2015.
Original article by Mark Guiducci, Vogue, January 30, 2015.