• Matt Arbuckle

Jude Rae's paintings are replete with intricate details that beckon the viewer to engage in a deeper exploration, and in doing so challenge our perceptions of reality. In an interview in 2020, Rae spoke about the “felt quality of vision,” a notion that recognises that vision is not limited to the visual sense alone. Instead, it involves a rich interplay of various sensory experiences, including touch, spatial awareness, and even an implicit awareness of the body's presence in space. Rae is a master of creating work that is simultaneously spatially flat and deeply layered. Through vision, these effects embody what Rae refers to as the “interplay between illusion and materiality” where in the deft rendering of objects, light and space the presence of paint can recede, while the materiality of the paint can break the illusion of depth. Jude Rae's new paintings quietly remind us that perception remains fluid and continuous.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday 11am – 3pm


  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021