Rudolf Boelee

portrait51Born in the Netherlands in 1940 Rudolf Boelee is an artist, resident in New Zealand for forty years, who fuses his European roots with those of the new country from the perspective of the immigrant. He has exhibited widely within New Zealand. His paintings and one-off screenprints on painted surfaces include photographic material and are coolly modernist, smoothly designed, but may also have strong reference to the history of human endeavour and struggle.

Exhibitions include ‘Crown Lynn New Zealand‘ (High Street Project, Wellington City Art Gallery 1996), ‘Postcards from Rotterdam‘ (Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch 2000), and ‘Her Dissatisfaction_‘ (at the Physics Room, Christchurch 2003.