Artists

John Oxborough

Thread

Thread

31/07/2018 to 19/08/2018

John Oxborough’s works draw on nostalgia, the visceral feelings and memories connected to familiar places and moments and while the subjects of his work embody his personal nostalgia, they too stir these feelings within the viewer.

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Suspend

Suspend

29/08/2017 to 17/09/2017

Suspend introduces a new body of work from artist John Oxborough. The works show paint suspended; prolonged within the picture plane inviting our contemplation. Suspend focuses on the properties of paint, abstracted to a point that the paint itself becomes the figurative subject of the works. Void of recognizable forms, the works in Suspend evoke an automatic and emotive response from the viewer.

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Some Light

Some Light

27/09/2016 to 9/10/2016

John Oxborough explores genres such as landscape, still life and figure painting, the keystones of Western art. Most specifically he holds a significant place in New Zealand’s rich tradition of landscape painting, working from an Expressionist approach as well as an analytical one.

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New Work

New Work

9/02/2016 to 21/02/2016

John Oxborough’s latest paintings examine and challenge the conventions of portrait painting in the artist's characteristic Expressionist style.

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New Work

New Work

10/03/2015 to 29/03/2015

John Oxborough’s latest paintings examine and challenge the conventions of portrait painting in the artist's characteristic Expressionist style. With brilliant colour underpinning the series, Oxborough’s exhibition is a confection with vivid blue and yellow to luminous copper and sienna.

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White Out

White Out

11/03/2014 to 23/03/2014

John Oxborough explores genres such as landscape, still life and figure painting, the keystones of Western art. Most specifically he holds a significant place in New Zealand’s rich tradition of landscape painting, working from an Expressionist approach as well as an analytical one.

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Landscape

Landscape

2/04/2013 to 14/04/2013

Landscape continues John Oxborough’s study of representation and perception, using the landscape as a means to explore the function and meaning of memory. Two distinct series are depicted in the exhibition; one drawn from the artist’s early years as a painter in Dunedin, and the other from his current life in Auckland's North Shore. These landscapes read as fragmented recollections from a half-forgotten past; transformed by the nuances, deviations and inconsistencies of memory.

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On Building Houses

On Building Houses

12/06/2012 to 24/06/2012

John Oxborough's new work centres around the notion of childhood and the nature of memory. Although drawn from the artist's present and day-to-day life, his figurative paintings appears as fragmented recollections from a half-forgotten past.

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New Work

New Work

1/02/2011 to 13/02/2011

John Oxborough's works are charged and expressive, generating a complex web of visual information from the mere suggestion of form. His new work centres around the notion of childhood and the nature of memory. Although drawn from the artist's present and day-to-day life, his figurative paintings appears as fragmented recollections from a half-forgotten past.

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Reclining with Red

Reclining with Red

23/06/2009 to 12/07/2009

John Oxborough’s painting practice is centred around his devout exploration of the human figure. His works are charged and expressive, generating a complex web of visual information from the mere suggestion of form.

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New Work

New Work

15/07/2008 to 3/08/2008

In his latest exhibition entitled New Work, John Oxborough continues to develop the relationship between his subject matter and the formal aspects of painting such as colour, line and form. Oxborough draws attention to the visceral, sensual and hidden aspects of the body only to shroud them in the mystery of painting itself.

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John Oxborough - New Work

John Oxborough - New Work

17/07/2007 to 5/08/2007

SERIES NOTES  “There will always be an element of the unexpected or the strange in my work, hopefully tempered with a beautiful or elegant component, whether it be a face, a belly or the joinery of a favourite couch.” The most recent work of John Oxborough focuses, as ever, on the figure and its placement in the interior environment and the landscape. Oxborough

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