Matt Pine, 2012, in front of one of his relief works.
1941, Whanganui, Aotearoa | New Zealand
Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi,
Te Atiawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa
Lives in Tangimoana
Ilam School of Arts, Christchurch,
B.F.A. Elam, Auckland.
Hornsey College of Art, London + Central School of Art & Craft, London.
He lived in the UK between 1963 – 1974 where he became influenced by British Constructivism.
Matt with some of his sculpture at Tangimoana, January 2012. Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012
He returned to New Zealand in 1974, using materials such as rough saw timber and stone in minimalist works that engaged with Māori culture. Pine’s work is predominantly abstract minimal construction / deconstruction sculpture incorporating a variety of media including wood, plastic, metal, stone, glass, cast aluminium and digital. He is also known for his paintings (acrylic and enamel), drawing and digital documentation.
Frances Hodgkins Fellow, Dunedin
From 1999 to 2006, Matt Pine ran the Te Wa/the Space Gallery in Whanganui with over 80 shows featuring over 800 artists involving over 90 sponsors and 25 patrons. Since then he has been working on the Te Wa Sculpture Park at his residence in Tangimoana. In 2011 he established a small gallery space in The Gap, 101, Broadway, in Palmerston North.
Sculpture based from his Maori Battelion series.
Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012.
See more of Matt’s sculpture:
Minimalist sculpture by Matt Pine.
Photo: Sonja van Kerkhoff, 2012
1991: the Civic Centre, Wellington
2006: Trapwork 6 (Hinaki) at Brickbay Sculpture