Kingsroy represents the following New Zealand artists –
Paul is a leading ceramic artist in Aotearoa. He is based in New Plymouth, Taranaki and has been working as a full time artist since 1998. Paul is noted for producing ceramic works ranging from tableware through to highly illustrated large sculptural pieces as well as large scale paintings.
His unique, highly conceptual, large scale works are unrivalled in New Zealand with intricate detailing, contemporary visual language and created with a depth of expertise and intuition. Paul has a particular love for wood firing a kiln. Elemental in nature, it involves bricks, huge heat, sweat, big hunks of wood and at the end – beautiful pots.
Coming soon to Kingsroy
Will Bennett lives and paints in Wellington and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Massey University Wellington in 2016. Bennett is an emerging painter, predominantly working with oils. His practice explores the unease that exists within the history and landscape of Aotearoa.
Painting from photographic archives, Bennett has reinterpreted moments from his own life, our collective past and reenactors of the past in a contemporary context. His paintings battle with authenticity, connection and belonging.
Prakesh was born in Whanganui and today lives and works from this city. His paintings are influenced by his Indian heritage and Indian philosophy, with iridescent colour and paint finishes, motifs and symbolism that looks at the interconnection of everything from the microscopic world to the cosmos. Prakesh uses his painting practice to speak of the distinct differences and cultural dislocation his feels between his ancestry and the Gujarati background of this parents with his upbringing in provincial New Zealand.
Prakesh’s paintings are alluring, cosmic and take us to great depths. At times you feel like you are awash with ocean currents, before being transported into a clear, sky filled night sky.
We will bring you more artist profiles with upcoming shows at Kingsroy.