Artist Bruce Hunt conveys an authoritative sense of location and vernacular, his paintings capturing the enduring majesty of the Central Otago landscape*.
His depictions of the New Zealand landscape have the immediate hallmarks of topographical accuracy while also evoking the unmistakable essential moods, atmospheres and interlocking structures which make it so extraordinary and distinctive. Upon this, he places poems of light.
Hunt has been a full–time artist since 1983 and has exhibited regularly throughout New Zealand. His work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the world. In 2012 he moved to Brazil to construct a photographic body of work on aspects of the life and industry of this vibrant culture.
The resulting suite of photographs called Terra Vermelha represents the first stage of an ongoing, personal and intimate exploration into the lives of the people of the Northeast of Brazil with special emphasis on specific regions within the state of Piaui.
After three years of immersion in Brazilian life, he is now back in New Zealand where work is progressing on a photo book and exhibition.
Tussock represents an ongoing project based around specific landscapes in Southern New Zealand that have formed the foundation of his work for over 30 years. This work has an acutely developed narrative about use and environment, about time and natural processes
Bruce Hunt was born in Wellington in 1964 and currently lives in Dunedin.
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