Rick Allender




Wood veneer, paint

310mm (H) x 620mm (W) x 25mm (D)

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Artist Statement

Aperture was made for my series named ' illusion ' which builds on the photographer’s narrative that the lens always lies, always creating optical illusions. The work is grounded in the theory and knowledge of optics, lenses and light alongside my practice of working as a cinematographer.

About the Artist

Rick Allender

I am a New Zealand born cinematographer and established contemporary marquetry artist working from a studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

My cinematic experience with interpretation, organisation, composition, texture and lighting informs my artistic approach and interests which are focused on hand-cut contemporary marquetry and collage using wood veneer combined with a range of other materials. 

The detailing of my artwork and methodology is also inspired by traditional timber boats. I sail a classic yacht around New Zealand’s coastal areas. Referencing for my work arises from the nautical environments I encounter during this time as well as the exacting construction and operation of my mid-century Danish-designed yacht.

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