Painters Of Colour

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez / Cat Fooks / Matthew Browne / Tomislav Nikolic

16 March - 01 April

​Colour is recognised as being a powerful communication tool. It has also been shown to influence mood and elicit physiological reactions. New Zealand’s ubiquitous yellow-and-black COVID signs are evidence that colour can even trigger changes in behaviour. But what is it about vibrant colour that draws us in or, in some cases, repels us? Do we respond to colour depending on our emotional state? Do cultural and situational factors – for example political environment – have an effect? Are we affected by colour in different ways at times of stress or upheaval? ​​​​​​​​​ 

As our homes increasingly become our havens – places to retreat from the rigours of the outside world – we’ve started to wonder here at Tim Melville whether colour might actually be therapy. And as we head into Autumn, we are pleased and proud to present a glimpse into the imaginations of four artists whose vibrant, joyful, colourful, thoughtful, exuberant, glorious and intelligent painting might be just what we all need.​​​​​​


ALBERTO ​​​GARCIA-ALVAREZ

CAT FOOKS (courtesy Anna Miles Gallery)

TOMISLAV NIKOLIC (courtesy Fox Jensen McCrory)

MATTHEW BROWNE​


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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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MATTHEW BROWNE
Klexos
2020
vinyl tempera and oil on linen
1800mm H x 1600mm W

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TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
Be just who you are make no apologies
2009-2011
acrylic and marble dust on canvas and frame
710mm H x 835mm W x 65mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MATTHEW BROWNE
Morii 7
2020
vinyl tempera and oil on linen
455mm H x 405mm W

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TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
By an endeavour to understand C. The manner of reception , 3
2014
acrylic, marble dust, 16.9 ct lemon gold lead and glass on canvas and wood
490mm H x 565mm W x 95mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
2020-XII-I
2020
mixed media on canvas
1800mm H x 900mm W

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CAT FOOKS
Paper Rock Scissors
2021
oil and mixed media on canvas
520mm H x 620mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MATTHEW BROWNE
Morii 8
2020
vinyl tempera and oil on canvas
455mm H x 405mm W

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TOMISLAV NIKOLIC + MATTHEW BROWNE
Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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TOMISLAV NIKOLIC + ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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CAT FOOKS + MATTHEW BROWNE
Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
1992-01
1992
acrylic on paper mounted on canvas
1700mm H x 960mm W

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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
1988-12
2021
mixed media on wood
730mm H x 640mm W x 70mm D

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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
2014-1
2014
mixed media on wood
340mm H x 300mm W

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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
2020-XII-0 (Ardi's Scare)
2020
mixed media on canvas
1650mm H x 1000mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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CAT FOOKS
Split Peas
2016
oil and mixed media on board
400mm H x 300mm W

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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ + CAT FOOKS
Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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CAT FOOKS + MATTHEW BROWNE
Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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ALBERTO GARCIA-ALVAREZ
2016-59 (Blanes)
2016
mixed media on board
455mm H x 295mm W

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TOMISLAV NIKOLIC
Something we share, understood
2016
glass, 12ct white gold leaf, 24ct gold leaf, acrylic and marble dust on paper and wood
760mm H x 755mm W x 60mm D
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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MATTHEW BROWNE
Morii 18
2020
vinyl tempera and oil on linen
455mm H x 405mm W

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CAT FOOKS
Chequered Skipper
2016
oil and mixed media on board
530mm H x 430mm W

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MATTHEW BROWNE
Morii 3
2020
vinyl tempera and oil on linen
455mm H x 405mm W

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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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Painters Of Colour
March 2021
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