Philip Trusttum - Faces
Faces is an exhibition of new paintings by Christchurch artist Philip Trusttum.
Trusttum’s work has largely been inspired by everyday life experiences often worked into a semi-abstract form. His subject matter has ranged from landscapes to tennis, gardening to horses to Japanese masks and portraits. In 1984, Trusttum participated in ANZART at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and followed that with an exhibition in New York that gained a review in the NY Times.
He has shown in Edinburgh, New York, Hobart and Sydney; in all of New Zealand’s main centres and many smaller ones. In 2000 he became only the second New Zealand artist to be awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation grant.
Trusttum currently lives in a tin shed in central Christchurch, painting in a second one that was erected after the 2011 earthquake destroyed his earlier, elegant home on the same site.
Faces is the artists fourth exhibition at Brett McDowell Gallery.