ART NEW ZEALAND – Grant Banbury on Chris Pole’s exhibition

Grant Banbury reviews Chris Pole’s exhibition Otehake in the latest Winter Art New Zealand.

In recent years Chris Pole’s art practice has focused on transferring first-hand experiences of the South Island’s wilderness onto canvas. Initially recording vast areas of terrain, both close and distant, with camera, he later reimagines these and his own experiences in the solitude of his studio.