Stephen Ellis: Headforemost  - Art Collector

Stephen Ellis, ‘Conveyed’, 2018. Ballpoint pen and correction fluid on Hahnemuhle paper, 76.5cm x108.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland.

 Stephen Ellis’s latest work is a suite of four large-scale, intricate ball point pen drawings that capture and comment on local history. Wharves are barometers of economies, populations and migrations. They are a transition from sea to land, danger to safety, old life to new. 

Ellis’s works are awe inspiring. With a commitment to both process and the research grounding the work, he layers meaning and technique to create works that intrigue. Working in the humble ball point pen, Ellis’s large-scale works are truly unique and have to be seen in person to understand his mastery of line, light and composition. 

Exhibition opens: 5.30–7:30pm Tuesday 25 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 14 October 2018
Location: Sanderson Contemporary, Osborne Ln, 2 Kent St, Newmarket, Auckland
Phone: +64 9 520 0501


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