Dick Frizzell

$80.00 NZD - $100.00 NZD / Sold Out / On Sale


November this year marks the 25 year anniversary of when Dick Frizzell first exhibited tiki at Gow Langsfords Parnell gallery.

Dick Frizzell’s work has always been characterised by a highly skilled handling of paint and an endlessly inventive range of subject matter and styles: faux-naive New Zealand landscapes, figurative still-life, comic book characters and witty parodies of modernist abstraction. His taste is conveniently broad and he has a penchant for fondly remembered and well-worn clichés. His work also portrays a sense of exuberance, ironic humour and baby-boomer nostalgia.

An anti-traditionalist, Frizzell often makes a deliberate effort to mix up the categories of high and low art - poking fun at the intellectualisation of 'high art' and the existential angst of much New Zealand painting in the art culture of his youth. – Courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery.

Dick will be donating all sales to animal welfare charity PAW JUSTICE

The artist can be contacted via Gow Langsford Gallery

Artwork is printed on Ilford Smooth Cotton Rag 310gsm, with Archival Inks by Fine Art printer Sanji Karu at Skar Image Lab
Paper size: A4 (210 × 297mm).

This archival print has been created with authority of Dick Frizzell.
Estimated delivery time 4 weeks from purchase.
Each Artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Each artist was asked to create an artwork about tiki, and what it means to them, especially for the event.
Artist statement on their artwork:
Tiki to me means 1992, when I first put the appropriation debate firmly on the cultural agenda with my tiki exhibition (Oct 27 - Nov 14, 1992).