browne
matthew

Born in Britain, Matthew Browne moved to New Zealand in 1991. Browne is an artist working within the traditions of painting and sculpture.

He studied at Camberwell College of Arts in London, gaining a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Painting in 1982. Further studies in New Zealand at Elam led to a Master of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2000.

Browne has exhibited his work widely throughout New Zealand and the UK. His work is represented in private collections in New Zealand and internationally. Public collections include the Parliamentary Collection, Wellington, The Royal Overseas League, London and The James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust, Auckland.

In 2005 he was the joint winner of the ‘People's Choice Award’ at The Wallace Art Awards and in 2009 was awarded a ‘Merit’ for his painting 'Wonder' at the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards. He has consecutively been selected as a finalist in the annual Wallace Art Awards since 2000.

Browne says “I see my painting and sculpture as a way to encourage and make visible those metaphorical images and sensations that normally reside deep in the unconscious". I like to believe that I am embracing the Rudolf Arnheim statement that “Truly productive thinking takes place in the realms of imagery”. I also see my position as one aligned with Surrealist thinking and the poet, Guillaume Apollinaire, who defined this as "Pure psychic Automatism"... and... "the true process of thought". 

noumena

3 - 21 March 2015

Browne's first exhibition at OREXART. It will feature new paintings and works on paper.

THEORIA

3 May - 11 June 2016

The work in Theoria asks, can we appreciate abstract ideas and realise them in a material sense, in the tradition of Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle and their heirs, including Kant?

 

Praxis, 2015. Vinyl tempera & oil on canvas. 1750 x 1200mm

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Sapienta, 2015. Vinyl tempera & oil on canvas. 1750 x 1200mm

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Noesis, 2016. Vinyl tempera & oil on canvas. 1750 x 1200mm

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Player, 2011. Vinyl tempera & oilstick on canvas. 1150 x 850mm

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Ratiocinative, 2015. Vinyl tempera & oil on canvas. 1600 x 1200mm

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Theoria 5, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 17, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 23, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 33, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 53, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 55, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Theoria 63, 2016. Vinyl tempera on 100% cotton rag paper 330 x 240mm

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Mercurial Space 4, 2008. Copper, steel, scrim & vinyl tempera. 28 x 20 cm

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Mercurial Space 6, 2008. Copper, steel, scrim & vinyl tempera. 34 x 20 cm

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Mercurial Space 7, 2008. Copper, steel, scrim & vinyl tempera. 35 x 22 cm

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