Silent Auction Update #8
The weekend brought many things, but perhaps the most amazing is this donation from artist Anya Whitlock.
Anya’s background is pretty apt for this kind of event:
Her obsession with adventure and new sensations has taken her around the world, and given her tales to tell – from being shot at and tear gassed by the Israeli Army in a demonstration against the barrier wall in The West Bank, to being stoned by kids in Egypt. She’s been followed, chased, scammed by Cambodian mafia, threatened, harassed and stood on the street in the middle of the night with nowhere to sleep in strange cities… and that’s just the good stuff.
Since returning to New Zealand in early 2009, Whitlock has committed to painting full time, portraiture a resonant and haunting practice for her. She works from a leafy studio north of Auckland, where she creates her arresting large-scale paintings; their Utopian and seductive depiction of the female form underlined by something darker and slightly sinister.
- Sideroom 11/08/10
The piece is mixed media on canvas and comes ready to hang at 41cm x 61cm.
Big, big thanks to Anya for donating this.