Kristy Gorman

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1969

Green Grey Painting

  • Purchased, 2001
  • Oil and varnish on board
  • 899 x 899 x 34mm
  • 2002/42.a-b
  • 2001

This double-panelled abstract painting explores formal elements of tone and structure. Kirsty Gorman’s meticulous, almost seamless, masking technique is used to create an illusory effect of subtle transitions between colours and patterns that recede and reappear as the viewer moves past. These explorations continue the artist’s ongoing interest in optics, memory and shadow.

Kirsty Gorman graduated from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1992. She has exhibited regularly in exhibitions throughout New Zealand and currently works as a Painting Tutor at the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. This work was made during her year as Olivia Spencer Bower Fellow in Christchurch.