Elka

Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts is honoured to present an exhibition of ten recent paintings by Elka. Dot’s Nice: Pointillism Paintings by Elka will feature in the gallery from 21st October through 12th November. Proceeds from the sales of these paintings will be donated to the Manawatu Cancer Society in memory of Elka’s late brother. Elka’s vivid paintings find inspiration in the colourful mosaic work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, bright colours and decorative designs of Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol’s popular culture portraits and the ‘dotting technique’ of Australian aboriginal art. While she has always loved drawing, Elka only started painting in 2015. This collection, her first public exhibition, illustrates a transition from geometrical shapes to the more fluid presence of human and animal forms.

Elka, originally from Barcelona, is a soil scientist currently living and working in Palmerston North. Like her adventurous ancestor Juan Sebastian Elkano, who she honours with her artist’s pseudonym, she has navigated the seas around the world from Northern Spain to Aotearoa. As a scientist Elka travelled widely as a part of her studies and research; she and her family have lived in the Basque region of north-eastern Spain and in the Galicia region in north-western Spain as well as California before moving to New Zealand in 2009. “Today”, she says, “the green landscape of New Zealand is the perfect contrast for my newly found passion for colour!”

N.B.: Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476 – 4 August 1526) was a Spanish explorer of Basque origin who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth after Magellan’s  death in the Philippines.

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

TE IRA TANGATA
By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

ANTARCTICA: ART EXHIBITION
By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“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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