Krystie Wade: The Space Between

Krystie Wade creates landscapes and environments that one can only explore through interaction with her painting. Her abstracted and fragmented works create a space for the viewer to imagine and construct one’s own landscape. Essay excerpt Vanessa Eve Cook

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In an age where public spaces such as urban parks and gardens are often uninhabited, nomadic spaces passed through or looked at from a distance, Krystie Wade give us an opportunity to readdress how we experience our everyday landscapes.  Krystie Wade creates landscapes and environments that one can only explore through interaction with her painting. Her abstracted and fragmented works create a space for the viewer to imagine and construct one's own landscape. One is challenged to negotiate the space of the painting by moving from the surface into the subtle depths and skewed perspectives of the forms within the work.
Essay excerpt Vanessa Eve Cook

Krystie Wade graduated from Unitec in 2004 with a Bachelor of Design in painting. She was chosen to represent Unitec at Bremen University in Germany in 2003 where she studied under Professor Karin Kneffel then travelled to Norway, Australia, and the USA. She has exhibited in a number of exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad including: Joyeux Noel, Kobo Chika Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, (2008).  In 2011 Krystie was selected to paint the standing piano at the Wynyard quarter for the Rugby World Cup- this has project was so popular she has been invited to participate again in 2013 and 14.

 

 

 

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