Exhibition Details


Föenander Galleries is proud to present Belinda Griffiths’ exhibition, Traces.

Belinda Griffiths’ latest body of work continues her signature use of bold brushstrokes and exploration of the human form.

For Belinda there is no space for hesitation or doubt in the initial stages of creating her paintings. The paint is applied with a large loaded brush in wide sweeping arcs that twist in on themselves. The brushstrokes are intuitive and spontaneous allowing Belinda to be both active and passive in the creation of the works, letting the pared back materials be the driving force in the works.

As the painting begins to dry on the surface Belinda wipes back into areas of dark to reclaim the light needed for a figure or form .Even as the form emerges, traces of the earlier gestural brushstrokes remain. Belinda creates the works in such a way to allow for these traces.

“The marks that remain despite all my interruptions and wiping back actually interest me the most. They add a layer of meaning to the work that I couldn’t ever predict nor that I completely understand.”


  • Free


  • Thu 11 May


  • 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 455 Mount Eden Road
  • Mount Eden
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland