Aerial Views. New paintings by Dean Buchanan
2 April – Ongoing
The Vernacular Lounge is proud to present new paintings by Dean Buchanan, inspired by his recent mountain climbing expeditions to the South Island. These magnificent paintings are a bird’s eye view of the North and South Islands, detailing the topographical features of the land. The most striking qualities of these works are their immense dynamism, the sense that everything – mountains, lakes, ocean and trees – is alive and in continuous circular motion (this circularity is represented by Dean in another new series, landscape mandalas) and that everything is interconnected.
The aerial views are a new and exciting perspective on the land; Dean’s previous paintings represent an interior view, of being in the landscape and looking out from it, or up to it, as with his earlier mountain series.
Watch Dean Buchanan’s interview with Denys Trussell for Cultural Icons here. www.culturalicons.co.nz