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Recent Works by Martin Poppelwell

Who

Martin Poppelwell

When

26 August – 19 September 2020

Where

Melanie Roger Gallery, 444 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

What

Poppelwell’s use of text continues the New Zealand tradition of writing on paintings, whether it be a quote by Katherine Mansfield or commentary on contemporary life, including religion, television or the Aids epidemic.

Poppelwell’s works often include instructions, titles and crudely written words but he always falls back on basic shapes: ripples, lines and his trademark grids. As well the artist’s everyday surroundings such as the apricot tree in his backyard, Poppelwell’s visual references include cartoon characters and ironic repetitions of trendy design motifs such as the swan or skull.

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