Tuesday, 1 September 2015

‘Big Garden,’ by Mark Wooller

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Few artists choose to celebrate suburban values, suburban gardens. With his new collection of paintings (opening tonight in Newmarket), North-of-Auckland artist Mark Wooller is one.

The once traditional quarter acre Auckland section is now almost a distant memory. In my new series of work I have expanded the lush gardens to cover the whole section – totally surrounding or “safeguarding” the houses… “The once traditional quarter acre Auckland section is now almost a distant memory. In my new series of work I have expanded the lush gardens to cover the whole section – totally surrounding or “safeguarding” the houses… classic houses [highlighted here] with stylish Victorian Villas, Californian Bungalows, and Art Deco houses featuring prominently in many of the paintings.

In age of centralised intensification, his new paintings celebrate some of the pleasures of decentralisation.

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