Now that we exist both offline locally and online globally almost simultaneously, the baroque seems like a suitably multi-perspectival viewpoint to navigate our 21st Century existence from.
Writer Lucinda Bennett referred to these works as Wet Maps, “living, breathing ecosystems, and visualisations of a new kind of urbanism”, and they propose a fluid way of encountering the world, where the world itself is fluid and porous.
Evan Woodruffe was born in 1965 in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, where he currently lives and works. Raised in a family of artists, he is a painter who is well respected for his in-depth technical knowledge.
Evan Woodruffe has his MFA (1st Class Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, and Post-Graduate Diploma Art & Design from AUT. He has a proven exhibition and award history, including the 2011 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award and 2003 Becroft Premier Award, and has works in significant collections, such as the Wallace Art Trust.
Gallery Representative PAULNACHE
Tauranga Art Gallery, June 2018
9x2=18 PAULNACHE 2018
Sydney Contemporary PAULNACHE 2017
Village Huha PAULNACHE 2017
Spring 1883 Melbourne PAULNACHE 2016
Auckland Art Fair PAULNACHE 2016
Hypnic Jerks PAULNACHE 2015
Here Comes Everyone OREXART 2015
Melbourne Art Fair PAULNACHE 2014
tattered by attempting moonbeams OREXART 2014
7 x 2 = 14 PAULNACHE 2014
Drawn Back Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatane 2013
The Memory Archive OREXART 2012
Time is a Thief OREXART 2011
The Dangerous Looseness of Doom OREXART 2010
Scene OREXART 2008
Lost Blue Heaven OREXART 2005
Laid Down OREXART 2003
Dodge, Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery 2015
Art for the People! with Catherine Ellis, 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery 2013
Voyeur, with Imogen Taylor, K’Road, Auckland Art Week 2012
SELECTED RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Nowhere to Somewhere, 2017 PAULNACHE
Lost Dimension, 2016, WooSpace, Beijing
Graffiti Lounge, 2016 PAULNACHE
Intellectual Fashion Show, 2016 Gus Fisher, Auckland
Considered, 2015 M Contemporary, Sydney
UNfold FourFOLD, 2015 Ferriera Projects, London
Gardiner, S. (2017). Dabbling with Consciousness, Art Collector (SC17 Special Edition).
Seed, J. (2016). Assertively Decorative, Huffington Post.
Bennett, L. (2016). Wet Maps: Evan Woodruffe's Painted Networks, Art New Zealand 157
Seed, J. (2015). Heightened Perceptions, Poets & Artists 65.
Marshall, J. (2005). The Dialectic of Terror & Temptation, Art New Zealand 117.
In the Studio Wallace Arts Trust 2017
Graffiti Lounge 2016
Evan Woodruffe Hypnic Jerks 2015