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A original pastel work, by New Zealand's renowned print-maker, Rodney Fumpston.

Born in Fiji in 1947, Fumpston moved to New Zealand in 1953, and moved many times throughout the country, with the family following his step fathers career as a veterinarian.

During high school in Hamilton, he ‘was given special dispensation to attend private art classes by Ida Carey’, however, he did not begin printmaking until his attendance at Elam. In 1972 he became one of the first two students to obtain a Master in Fine arts from Elam.

Elizabeth Rankin suggests Fumpston’s work is ‘highly individualized’, and pieces are recognizable for ‘the sensuous allure of their colour harmonies’, each work an outcome of ‘the rigorous discipline of a dispassionate perfectionist’. His work ‘informed by observation… but not a straightforward representation’.

Fumpston travelled widely, and a ‘sense of place and the objects that define it have had a compelling role to play in his art’. “His first trip to Egypt in 1980 was deliberately undertaken to gather material for a set of work on the pyramids” Although produced in 1986, I believe this work draws from his experiences during that time.

Gorgeous work, with a strong contrast of colours in excellent composition. The subdued sky graduates to a bold yellow, before geometry of pale blue, interrupted by a fluorescent wave, which in turn sits above turbulent shapes in deep blues.

“Rodney Fumpston travels well. And his travels have treated him well in return”.

Frame Measures: 820w x 680h
Art Measures: 645w x 490h

Pickup is in Eden Terrace.
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