Philip Trusttum is easily one of New Zealand's most well recognised painters, known for his prolific practice and unbridled output of large scale, expressive works. Trusttum has spent decades creating exuberant images that are both autobiographical, everyday and fantastic - from series' about his grandson's toy trucks to chess games and tennis from a ball's-eye-view. The dynamic, colourful works reflect his personal energy and enthusiasm for painting.
We are honoured and excited to be hosting a new body of work, yet to be shown in Christchurch as part of The Alchemists exhibition. Boo is a riotous parade of paintings of masks that occupy a space between hilarious and horrifying. The work brings to mind the playing of roles, switching up of identities and the role of the artist as entertainer, mystery maker and prankster.
The Alchemists will be open from 5pm on Thursday 4 August. The show runs until August 14 and will showcase the work of over 30 artists from Christchurch and beyond. Not to be missed!