Dynamo Hum showcases a selection of paintings completed by Denys Watkins between 2004 and 2016. A long serving teacher of thirty one years at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, in 2011 he left to pursue a full-time studio art practice. Watkins has observed all manner of cultural artifacts in an artistic career now spanning five decades. Images, objects, textures, sounds and shapes, anything deemed relevant and necessary to a particular composition or series has been fair game within his visual milieu. This virtual encyclopaedia continues to inform Watkins’ painting practice.
This exhibition has been generously supported by