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Born in Katikati in 1949, Tony Lane has made a career from his painting for over 30 years, had more than 100 exhibitions, and had his works shown and bought internationally. Lane has studied under Don Binney, Gretchen Albrecht and Colin McCahon, to name but a few. In a 2015 National Business Review, John Daly-Peoples posed, “Tony Lane could be one of the great icon painters of his age.”

Lane’s painting appears grounded in the 14th century and earlier, although builds on the abstract artists of the 20th century such as Anselm Kiefer.

Lane uses metal elements that as a link to the distressed frescos and paintings of old European and Byzantine churches where elements of the architecture or traces of previous paintings show through the more recent paintings. Lane investigates ideas his predecessors worked with: pictorial space, spatial light, perspective and symbolism. He employs symbols to hint at narratives and connections to the older art forms while dealing with contemporary thinking.

It should be noted that Lane does not make religious paintings, rather, he deals with how artists use images and symbols. This exploration aims to interpret the spiritual, metaphysical and psychological assertions implied in paintings.

Lane combines past images with contemporary abstraction in a world of science and mysticism. Of his process he says, “You can't just illustrate the idea … you have to let the painting grow organically, by itself".

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BETWEEN HEAVEN & EARTH

3 - 31 August 2019

The paintings in Between Heaven and Earth, are an attempt to reveal the beauty of the natural world and to reach beyond it to an ideal one, a heavenly one that lies in parallel, on the periphery of our vision.

VOTIVES

4 October - 3 November 2018

Art has the power to take us on a journey. A line can be the start of a life-long pilgrimage; a mark can be an aperture into new universe. All of the artists in this group exhibition, have the ability to take us, as viewers, to places we’ve never been.

journeys

7 August - 1 September 2018

Art has the power to take us on a journey. A line can be the start of a life-long pilgrimage; a mark can be an aperture into new universe. All of the artists in this group exhibition, have the ability to take us, as viewers, to places we’ve never been.

Heart (1999) oil & gold leaf on gesso panel 640 x 1000mm

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Sky Both Night & Day (2020) oil on gesso panel 230 x 330mm

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Halo Galatea (2020) oil on gesso panel 935 x 1020mm

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Whanarua (2019-20) oil on gesso panel 640 x 1188mm

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Silhouette (2020) oil & gold leaf on gesso panel 195 x 2130mm

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Day and Night and Day (2019-20) oil on gesso panel 875 x 1815mm

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White Tree (2018) oil on gesso panel 610 x 640mm

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Between Heaven & Earth, Tarawera (2019-20) oil on gesso panel 920 x 1845mm

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Red Plain, Kaingaroa (2020) oil on gesso panel 335 x 355mm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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