Artist

  • Amanda Gruenwald
suite.co.nz

{Suite} is pleased to present their first exhibition of work by Amanda Gruenwald. The exhibition title, Superimposed Fields, refers to a gradual shift within Gruenwald's practice toward openness, surface tension, and texture.

Negotiating colour and form on a grand scale, Gruenwald creates distinct topographies that speak to a perpetual state of happening. Compositions arise amid endless cycles of collision, intersection, unification and corrosion. Structures form through the fusion of spontaneous and deliberate actions, each work governed by an internal logic informed over successive rounds of applying and removing paint.

Stratified layers fluctuate between delicate washes and bold, expressive brushwork. The serene expanses of colour are intermittently disrupted by the incorporation of bodily gestures, creating a rhythmic interplay between saturation and open spaces, surface and depth. While drawing inspiration from the established traditions of colour field painting, Gruenwald's artworks defy convention by introducing techniques such as over-painting and erasure.


Amanda Gruenwald lives and works in Auckland. She graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2012. She has exhibited at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in 2017 and in 2021 completed a commission of nine works for Cordis Auckland.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm
  • Saturday, 10am-4pm

Address

  • 241 Cuba Street
  • Te Aro
  • Pลneke Wellington