Witness this internationally renowned sculptor's new artistic direction.
The spectacular Solace in the Wind sculpture that leans into Wellington’s harbour, is likely British born, New Zealand-based sculptor Max Patté’s most iconic artwork and distinctive of his cast iron sculptural style. More recently Patté has been exploring the elemental nature of light and space and experimenting with light works, as first evidenced in his popular 2014 exhibition, that was just the tip of the iceberg of what was to come from the talented artist.
Touting the pieces he’s preparing to showcase over his upcoming Auckland and Wellington exhibitions as the ‘next generation’, it is evident that Patté’ has taken his new direction of exploration to the next level. Inspired by the dynamic skies of Wellington’s south coast which Patté regularly travels along from his home in Island Bay, these new pieces utilise a custom-built micro-controller to adjust the emitted colour over a 4-5 hour period, so slowly that the transition becomes too subtle to perceive.
To create the impressive technology which has the powerful ability to influence the tone or mood of a room by morphing the diffused hue, Patté employed the expertise of one of New Zealand’s leading electronics technicians from Weta Workshop, where Patte previously worked as head sculptor. Alongside these pieces, Patté will be transforming the exhibition space itself – using the walls, ceilings and spaces to fully explore his vision, creating a completely immersive experience.
The exhibition has now finished.
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