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Up Front gallery, Level 5Previous Exhibition
Darryn George’s paintings are a unique synthesis of Western abstract art and Māori forms, including kōwhaiwhai (painted rafter patterns), tā moko (tattoo) designs, whakairo (carvings), and te reo Māori (the Māori language).
A key facet of his practice is exploring the spiritual through the abstract. He shares this interest with local artists Colin McCahon and Ralph Hotere, and international artists such as Barnett Newman.
In the four works showcased here, George uses order and repetition to express his personal sense of spirituality and faith.