True Stripes: The Evolution of Roy Good
ART NEW ZEALAND, Number 160 / Summer 2016-17
Abstraction is one of the Sirens of contemporary painting. It is a thing that draws many painters in.
‘Roy Good succumbed long ago, and is wedded to abstraction. His partnership with it is an ongoing artistic act, but started out in politics – as a young painter, surrounded by a nationalist culture of green bush, brown hills and hovering angels, he opted for an international idiom and looked afar, both geographically and back in time, for inspiration. It is for him a lifelong commitment, a love affair that reads like a novel, full of twists and turns, a narrative which will arrive at its denouement only when he stops painting, which will be around the time that he stops breathing’.
IMAGE: Bisecting Planes, exhibited at ARTIS July/August 2016
Make sure to pick up the latest copy of Art New Zealand to continue reading Abbott’s piece on Roy Good’s career and his exhibition ‘Bisecting Planes’, which was exhibited at ARTIS Gallery earlier this year.