Oliver Perkins

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Oliver Perkins, Serge, 2020, ink, acrylic, and size on canvas, 450 x 600mm

Oliver Perkins, Last Letter, 2019, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 550mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2019, size, acrylic, ink, and rope on canvas,1600 x 1200mm

Oliver Perkins and Patrick Lundberg, On Emptiness, Installation view, Fold Gallery, London, May 2019

Oliver Perkins, A New Spider, 2018, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 450 x 450mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2018,
size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 600mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic, dowel, and rope, 460 x 280mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on cardboard in artist’s frame, 480 x 340mm

Oliver Perkins (with Fiona Connor), Shadow Work, Installation view, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, August 2018

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on dowel and painted rope, 595 x 300mm

Oliver Perkins, Bridge Painting No. 4, 2016, size, ink, acrylic, paper, and dowel on canvas, five panels, 480 x 340mm

Oliver Perkins, Return, 2016, acrylic on canvas and dowel, 680 x 490mm

Oliver Perkins, Architrave Painting No. 6, 2016, acrylic on dowel and plywood, 310 x 640mm

Oliver Perkins, Japanese Laurel, Installation view, Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland, August 2017

Oliver Perkins, Rollah, 2015, ink, acrylic, size, and dowel on canvas, 980 x 650mm

Oliver Perkins, Who’s Afraid of Walking Frida (Hacienda Fire Remix), 2015, size, ink, and spacecoat on canvas,
four panels, 1600 x 5200mm

Oliver Perkins, Comic, 2015, ink and size on canvas in artist’s frame, 420 x 390mm

Oliver Perkins, Last Letter, 2019, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 550mm

Oliver Perkins and Patrick Lundberg, On Emptiness, Installation view, Fold Gallery, London, May 2019

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2018,
size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 600mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on cardboard in artist’s frame, 480 x 340mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on dowel and painted rope, 595 x 300mm

Oliver Perkins, Return, 2016, acrylic on canvas and dowel, 680 x 490mm

Oliver Perkins, Japanese Laurel, Installation view, Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland, August 2017

Oliver Perkins, Who’s Afraid of Walking Frida (Hacienda Fire Remix), 2015, size, ink, and spacecoat on canvas,
four panels, 1600 x 5200mm

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Born 1979, Christchurch (NZ). Lives and works in Christchurch (NZ)

Oliver Perkins takes the constituent elements of painting production as material for aggregation and intervention. Seen and unseen materials like canvas, cardboard, dye, rabbit skin glue, ink, stretcher bars, dowel, and staples are employed as actors in a network of painting practice to be redistributed and realigned, offering new modes of being with and experiencing painted objects.

Perkins studied at Christchurch School of Art & Design (CPIT) from 1999-2002. In 2005, he was awarded the TANZ Scholarship, which saw him awarded a Master of Arts from Chelsea College of Arts, London. Perkins’ work has been included in Touching Sight: Conor Clarke, Emma Fitts, Oliver Perkins, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū (2020) and Necessary Distraction: A painting show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2015).In 2017 Perkins was awarded the Parehuia Artists’ Residency at McCahon House, Auckland, which resulted in the exhibition Japanese Laurel, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland (2017).

 
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Oliver Perkins, Serge, 2020, ink, acrylic, and size on canvas, 450 x 600mm

Oliver Perkins, Last Letter, 2019, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 550mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2019, size, acrylic, ink, and rope on canvas,1600 x 1200mm

Oliver Perkins and Patrick Lundberg, On Emptiness, Installation view, Fold Gallery, London, May 2019

Oliver Perkins, A New Spider, 2018, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 450 x 450mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2018, size, acrylic, and ink on canvas, 650 x 600mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic, dowel, and rope, 460 x 280mm

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on cardboard in artist’s frame, 480 x 340mm

Oliver Perkins (with Fiona Connor), Shadow Work, Installation view, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, August 2018

Oliver Perkins, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on dowel and painted rope, 595 x 300mm

Oliver Perkins, Bridge Painting No. 4, 2016, size, ink, acrylic, paper, and dowel on canvas, five panels, 480 x 340mm

Oliver Perkins, Return, 2016, acrylic on canvas and dowel, 680 x 490mm

Oliver Perkins, Architrave Painting No. 6, 2016, acrylic on dowel and plywood, 310 x 640mm

Oliver Perkins, Japanese Laurel, Installation view, Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland, August 2017

Oliver Perkins, Rollah, 2015, ink, acrylic, size, and dowel on canvas, 980 x 650mm

Oliver Perkins, Who’s Afraid of Walking Frida (Hacienda Fire Remix), 2015, size, ink, and spacecoat on canvas, four panels, 1600 x 5200mm

Oliver Perkins, Comic, 2015, ink and size on canvas in artist’s frame, 420 x 390mm