Luke Kelly

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Luke Kelly is a Wellington-based artist, working primarily inthe graphic design field. Kelly's artwork involves an abstraction of the mechanics, tools and constructions of the nautical and engineering industries, themes drawn largely from his coastalupbringing.

Alongside painting, Kelly reconstructs nautical and industrialobjects such as wings and hulls as wall-mounted, mixed-media constructions or sculptures, involving aluminium, bitumen, plywood, encaustic, industrial canvas and other, less-common art materials.

In doing so, Kelly downplays the common understanding of such forms as functional objects, instead holding them up as aesthetic objects in their own right and thereby illuminating aspects oftheir construction, their monumentality, their texture and graphic illustration as aspects of aesthetic interest.

  • Silver Star
    Aluminium wall structure, 900mm x 900mm
  • Silver Wing
    Aluminium wall structure, 525mm x 1000mm
  • Vessel
    Bitumen & canvas wall structure, 1200mm x 700mm x 150mm

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