Johl Dwyer


Johl Dwyer

What inspires your art practice?
Using colour as a subject, to date I have been exploring processed-based painting and sculpture and how colour can be integrated into the material of the art object rather than being an applied surface. This is experienced in a real object in physical space, not an illusion. There is an interest in light-based colour and pigment-based colour, specifically when these two properties intersect - how we are increasingly experiencing colour in a light-based virtual space as opposed to
a physical space, such as on a screen or device instead of in an artwork.

What materials do you work in?
Mainly metal, resin, pigment and wood.

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
The design of Chains and Mirrors was drawn out on grid paper, each unit locks into a square to mimic nature’s symmetry and perfection.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Wallace Arts Trust; Chartwell Collection; Tim Melville Gallery and in private collections.

Where did you study?
Elam (The University of Auckland)

Sculptures by Johl Dwyer

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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