nz art and crafts gallery

HOME ||| EXHIBITIONS||| ARTISTS ||| NEWSLETTER ||| CONTACT ||| FEEDBACK ||| LINKS

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.

Click here to view Dean's last exhibition
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 sold
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

dean raybould nz contemporary artist dean raybould nz contemporary artist

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

Detail Land-In(g)-Place

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

Click here to view Dean's last exhibition

HOME ||| EXHIBITIONS||| ARTISTS ||| NEWSLETTER ||| CONTACT ||| FEEDBACK ||| LINKS

© Passionart Ltd t/a Art by the Sea
Cnr King Edward Parade and Church St
(opposite Masonic Tavern) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64-9-445-6665
Fax:+64-9-445-6667
Mobile: +64 021 577 078
Email: info@artbythesea.co.nz