Kenneth Merrick

Through image making Merrick seeks to convey perspectives that form a basis for a type of visual thinking, underpinned by explorations into cultural experience, speculative spaces, and myth.

Kenneth Merrick is an Auckland based artist whose work currently orbits around drawing, painting and digital/analogue media. Merrick graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts, Unitec in 2012 and completed a Bachelor of Music, University of Auckland in 2004. Over the past five years his works have featured in a variety of exhibition settings and spaces in New Zealand, and overseas.

Through image making Merrick seeks to convey perspectives that form a basis for a type of visual thinking, underpinned by explorations into cultural experience, speculative spaces, and myth. The resulting work attempts to further hack and refract historical and contemporary paradigms, via unique and fractal view points filtered through Merrick's European, Tongan, and Maori heritage.

Kenneth's work has been shown in exhibitions such as Ride The Fire, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, 2014; Hold Your Breath, Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland, 2014; Estuary Artworks, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre/Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland, 2014; Launch, Lakehouse Art Centre, Auckland, 2014; Saloon des Ferari II, Ferari, Auckland, 2013; Whiplash, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, 2013; How Iconic, Uxbridge Creative Arts Centre, Auckland, 2013; Painters in the Third Dimension, Nathan Homestead, Auckland, 2013; Mix One Six, paper/cupboard, Auckland, 2013; Neighbourhood, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, 2013; Gang Bang, Method & Manners Studio, Auckland, 2012; Finding Neitherland, St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland, 2011 and Aquemini, Catch SS public project, Tokyo, 2010.

 

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