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Dean Raybould
New Zealand surrealist, quirky, humorous contemporary artist

dean raybould nz contemporary artist

New Zealand and Nelson based highly illustrative artist with a penchant for word-play in the titles of his paintings. "Art can be seen as an unconcious search for an authentic self, and here searching is the main narrative thread. Stringing loosely together universal questions of belonging and identity-national and cultural, personal and spiritual... or joining knotty contemporary realitys with humanity's hardwired hunt for a tribal hearth. Salient searches that are often unresolved like the ambiguities portrayed in these works". Dean's paintings on found objects, glass, wood, boards and canvas are interlaced with social and environmental commentary, black humour and ambiguous musings on human existence. The interplay of words, flora and fauna, birds and pattern all combine to create a mystical dream-like trance of finely executed treasures.

Often collected for his lyrical and humorous artworks Dean's pieces evoke a New Zealand surrealist environment that has its roots firmly grounded in his inimitable "tongue in cheek" style.

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dean raybould nz contemporary art
New February 2013 Trade Me(a)t Acrylic plus Goldleaf on Board Size: 56cm x 32cm $POA ENQUIRE NOW sold
dean raybould nz contemporary art
New February 2013 Viewcano Acrylic plus Goldleaf on Board Size: 59cm x 45cm $POA ENQUIRE NOW
dean raybould nz contemporary artist, humorous, surrealist
New October 2012 Tra(i)ding Pa/orty Acrylic on Board Size: 90cm x 51cm $2450 ENQUIRE NOW sold
dean raybould nz contemporary artist, surralist, humourous
New 2012 Traid Rout(es) Acrylic on Canvas Sheet plus resin birdheads Size: 198cm x 110cm ENQUIRE NOW SOLD

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New 2011 Land-In(g)-Place Acrylic on Canvas Sheet Size: 172cm x 104cm ENQUIRE NOW sold

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  dean raybould nz contemporary art, humour, surrealist
Sounding Acrylic on Canvas Framed Size: 25.5cm x 25.5cm $2450 ENQUIRE NOW
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High Country Acrylic on Board (Framed) $NZ2600 (After the poem by James K Baxter) ENQUIRE NOW
  Hello? Huia's there?? Acrylic on Canvas Size: 25.5cm x 25.5cm $NZ550 ENQUIRE NOW
Dean Raybould Nz contemporary artist
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Heading to the (g)host Acrylic on Canvas $NZ2400 ENQUIRE NOW
  Observer Acrylic on Board Size: 62cm x 42cm $NZ800 ENQUIRE NOW
Dean Raybould Nz contemporary artist
 
dean raybould nz contemporary artist, painting on violin
High Country Ho(or)edown Acrylic on Canvas Size: 25.5cm x 25.5cm $NZ550 ENQUIRE NOW
  V(i)olcano Acrylic on Violin Size: 59cm x 21cm $NZ800 SOLD
Dean Raybould NZ surrealist art
   
The Highlambers Acrylic on Canvas Size: 25.5cm x 25.5cm $NZ550
   

Dean Raybould NZ contemporary artist using humor and surrealist icons in his paintings

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