Evan Woodruffe

Abstract Artist

ARTWORKS

Summer 2021

Summer 2021

I started work on this project just as borders began closing, and finished it in late summer as the vaccinations began.
18th April 2021

18th April 2021

I'm constantly developing my work, though some paintings depict this more clearly than others.
20th July 2020

20th July 2020

I can work out ideas on small paintings relatively quickly and inexpensively.
11th July 2020

11th July 2020

I wanted a floating feeling with this painting, like seaweed on water or blossom on the wind.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Until science finds a cure for our condition, remain medicated, PAULNACHE 2019

Until science finds a cure for our condition, remain medicated, PAULNACHE 2019

PAULNACHE and I had discussed how multipanel paintings could be rearranged and mixed up yet still work as an image.
Roof Space, Chengdu, China 2019

Roof Space, Chengdu, China 2019

Ai Gallery toured us through China as cultural ambassadors, visiting three cities and meeting with artists, curators, collectors, and with the great support of our Embassy staff.
The most surreal place I've shown: in a field under the misty Qinling Mountains, Shanxi Province, 2019

Under the Misty Qinling Mountains, Shanxi Province 2019

Ai Gallery presented three NZ artists at a fine-dining experience with corporate executives and their Harley-Davidson motorbikes, in a giant marquee in the middle of nowhere.

the world is porous, Tauranga Art Gallery 2018

My friend and performer Elibra Fleur is dressed to impress in this Dior-inspired costume at the opening of my exhibition.

A confused multiplicity of interconnected elements and surfaces that allude to our current urbanism.

Evan Woodruffe – artist and collector

“There are weapons in this world, but art is the antithesis of that. It’s something that builds up; it’s something that makes our hearts soar.”

COLLABORATIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Trying to fit the large commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC in my studio.
Chatting with Claire Dutton of Auckland tailors Strangely Normal

Chatting with Claire Dutton of Auckland Tailors Strangely Normal

I'm wearing my Artist Jacket 2018, their Brubeck jacket made with genuine silk velvet printed with my work.
Working with the senior art students at Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau 2021 as Artist In Residence

Artist in Residence at Mt Albert Grammar School

Working with the senior art students at Mt Albert Grammar School in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau 2021 as Artist In Residence to create this mural was an uplifting experience.

BMW Australia Collaboration for Sydney Contemporary 2017

I was one of the Three artists chosen to "wrap" BMW vehicles that were used for VIP transport during the art fair.

An assertively decorative aesthetic.

NEWS

Evan woodruffe Newsletter December 2021

Newsletter December 2021

Welcome to my first newsletter! To add some colour to these fractured times, I have plenty of exciting projects scheduled over the next 18 months, and of course you’ll be hearing about them first.
Paintings for Aotearoa Art Fair in November

Paintings for Aotearoa Art Fair in November 2021

While Auckland's Level 4 Lockdown closed Akepiro Studios, I was able to set up at home to produce a new suite of paintings that will be presented at Artweek Auckland and TENT for Aotearoa Art Fair in November.
Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair

Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair

Artweek Auckland and the TENT Project for Aotearoa Art Fair celebrate the visual arts in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau in November.
Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC

Trying to fit the large commission for the Office of the Crown Solicitors MC in my studio.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Paul Nache logo

Paul Nache

Summer 2022

Hastings City Art Gallery

Summer 2023