Rohan Wealleans, Freyja, 2011, colour photograph, 143 x 117 cm 

 Rohan Wealleans, Freyja, 2011, colour photograph, 143 x 117 cm 

IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU COLLECT ROCKS
Rohan Wealleans

Curated by Serena Bentley
October 23rd – November 29th 2014
Opening Night: Thursday 23rd October 6-8pm

New Zealand artist Rohan Wealleans creates paintings and sculptures comprised of multitudinous layers of house paint that are then incised to reveal the multi-coloured excavations beneath.  The resulting paint chips generated by this process often become art objects in their own right.  For Mailbox, they are presented as specimen-like curiosities, and as body adornments in photographs featuring Wealleans-styled naked alien babes.  Part ‘geologist’, part voyeur, Wealleans always inhabits multiple guises. Rohan Wealleans is represented by Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

 

Read Serena Bentley's interview with Rohan Welleans here.