Philip Trusttum | Whitespace

Preview | Tuesday August 15, from 5-7.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 15 to Saturday September 2, 2017
Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland

“Christchurch, as we knew it, was utterly changed by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
Our house was immediately demolished. Most of the central city followed suit, with rebuilding increasing as time, money and permits permit. Navigating the central city streets around us has become an exercise in watchful obedience. Ranks, battalions of yellow cones delineating the lanes change weekly, even daily, many street corners are unrecognisable so even long term residents can only guess which way to go.”

Impossible to categorise because of his immense creativity, Philip’s paintings and collage works have been referred to as neo-expressionist and abstract. He experiments with and refines ideas and techniques to suit his own artistic temperament. Philip is a prolific and biographical painter, this new body of work looks at the changing face of his city, everywhere directed by notices, detour notices, stop/go notices, exits via stairways, no exits, entrances, carparks, ramps and on it goes.

Date(s) - 15/08/2017 - 02/09/2017
All Day