Michael Hight, ‘Tigermoth Diamond Valley’, 2018, Gow Langsford Gallery
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Michael Hight

Tigermoth Diamond Valley, 2018

Oil on linen
60 1/5 × 48 in
153 × 122 cm
This is a unique work.
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Location
Auckland
About the work
Michael Hight
New Zealander, b. 1961
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With photorealistic accuracy, Michael Hight captures the often overlooked beauty in the most minute details of a landscape. A self-taught artist, Hight began painting at the age of 14; although oil painting remains his primary medium, he is also a sculptor and assemblage artist, fusing found objects such as tin, wood, and charcoal ash in his compositions (items often sourced from the particular locations he attempts to evoke.) Such places include landmarks from his childhood and the rural countryside of New Zealand; his best known work depicted manmade beehives set among the New Zealand landscape. These beehives become juxtaposed to the surroundings, where their angular geometry is in contrast to the organic, natural environment; however, through the consistency of Hight's color palette, he melds both worlds together.

Michael Hight, ‘Tigermoth Diamond Valley’, 2018, Gow Langsford Gallery
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About the work
Michael Hight
New Zealander, b. 1961
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With photorealistic accuracy, Michael Hight captures the often overlooked beauty in the most minute details of a landscape. A self-taught artist, Hight began painting at the age of 14; although oil painting remains his primary medium, he is also a sculptor and assemblage artist, fusing found objects such as tin, wood, and charcoal ash in his compositions (items often sourced from the particular locations he attempts to evoke.) Such places include landmarks from his childhood and the rural countryside of New Zealand; his best known work depicted manmade beehives set among the New Zealand landscape. These beehives become juxtaposed to the surroundings, where their angular geometry is in contrast to the organic, natural environment; however, through the consistency of Hight's color palette, he melds both worlds together.

Michael Hight

Tigermoth Diamond Valley, 2018

Oil on linen
60 1/5 × 48 in
153 × 122 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
Location
Auckland
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