Boyd-Dunlop

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts celebrates the coming of Spring with a small, colourful and audacious exhibition by Hawke’s Bay artist and gallery owner, Richard Boyd-Dunlop. Colour Blast an exhibition of paintings and prints will run from Saturday 10th September through Wednesday 28th September. The works on show feature stylistic, bold imagery that, according to the artist, “jumps off the canvas at you!” Painting for over twenty-five years Boyd-Dunlop has been influenced by the work of Keith Haring, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Damien Hirst and other artists of that flamboyant ilk. Richard Boyd-Dunlop has shown work in galleries in the UK, Australia, the United States, Europe and, of course, New Zealand. He has paintings in many public and private collections worldwide. Colour Blast is the artist’s first exhibition in the Manawatu. The public is invited to view Richard’s latest offerings and to meet the artist at an exhibition opening from 1 - 3pm on Saturday 10th September at the gallery, 33 George Street, Palmerston North in the Heart of the city’s Cultural Hub. Colour Blast: Works by Richard Boyd-Dunlop will continue on view through 28th September.

Born in Auckland in 1973, Richard Boyd-Dunlop began painting in his teens and considers himself a ‘self-taught’ artist. Richard’s art reflects his extensive travel throughout the Pacific Islands, Australia, Europe and North Africa which has seen him develop a very individual style of painting. In recent years the artist has used a ‘holographic vinyl’ in addition to traditional acrylic paints to produce striking patterns with light-variable effects. The widening scope of colours available to the artist has also had an effect on Richard’s palette. In the past Boyd-Dunlop’s paintings have often been a commentary on the relationship between man and his environment with a particular focus on conservation issues. Lately his work is influenced by current events and iconic figures.

Now making his home in Napier, Richard Boyd-Dunlop began his artistic career in Auckland by producing bright, colourful custom designed and painted t-shirts which he sold at markets and events in Auckland. His artistic flair caught the attention of a textile company in Sydney where he worked for several years before travelling to Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and throughout the Pacific. His painting gear always accompanied him wherever he went. In Barcelona he often painted on a long strip of canvas while hundreds of tourists and locals walked on the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian boulevard. The artist’s showmanship thrived when literally painting in front of hundreds of people at a time. Richard has also been honoured with art residencies in Niue and Rarotonga. Closer to home, Boyd-Dunlop has work in the Auckland Regional Council collection, the Manukau City Council collection and his work is held in private collections throughout New Zealand and internationally. In 2011 a retrospective covering twenty years of paintings, drawings, mixed media and design was held in Auckland. Colour Blast: Works by Richard Boyd-Dunlop can be viewed during normal gallery hours through 28th September.  An experience not to be missed!

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

LAND & SEA
By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

Animalia
By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

“ECLECTIC IMPRESSIONS”
By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

TEXPLORATIONS: Paintings
By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

WATERCOLOUR ASPECTS: New Paintings
By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15

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