26 Aug 2019
Kumeu Arts is a buzzing community arts centre, not for profit incorporated society and registered charity that offers classes, untutored groups, events, workshops, festivals and exhibitions.
Jago Neal and Jan Huijbers processes and outcomes differ greatly, however their motivation can be viewed jointly as an exploration into natural forms, patterns and experimentation of their chosen media.
Neal is interested in alternative photographic processes that allow serendipitous moments to occur. “I enjoy exploring the transformative ways you can create imagery using methods of ‘Liquid light’, ‘photo-grams’ and ‘Pinhole photography’. By incorporating other mediums into my work or transferring my images onto different surfaces I try to enhance, extend or replicate what is already suggested and elevate the feeling it conveys.” (Neal)
Jan Huijbers references traditional Pacific tapa-cloth patterns, geometric and mathematical imagery and oceanic organisms. The intentions behind his work signify the preserving of our natural recourses, specifically pertaining to aquatic life. However Huijbers admits to needing relief from the somber thematic concerns of this project. A second series of work gives the artist this outlet; paintings inspired by carnival. Bright colours, shapes and liveliness that sing out from the canvas create a visual balance to Jan’s studio.
Artists Talks: Saturday 12thOctober. 11am - 1pm - Part of Artweek Auckland 2019