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Rex Armstrong is a painterly expressionist whose work is rootedin figuration - both human and environmental. His vigorous markmaking and earthy palette are reminiscent of Australian painterslike Ian Fairweather and Tony Tuckson, but it is the New Zealandlandscape that has provided inspiration and motivation throughouthis painting career. It is also a consistent strand that runsthrough a substantial and varied body of work.
Over the years he has developed a starker, more stripped downview of the land and in the process his imagery has become more a  symbol of  the landscape than a recording of it.
Armstrong, a self educated artist, has been painting andexhibiting regularly since 1990 and has been an annual finalist inthe Wallace Art Awards. He has held 14 solo exhibitions andparticipated in numerous invited and group exhibitions, the mostrecent being Storm Warning, curated by Riemke Ensing, featuringwork by Colin McCahon, Stanley Palmer and John Madden. Armstrongwas born in Huntly in 1948 and grew up in Auckland where he iscurrently based.