Jimmy James Kouratoras

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Vivid pop colour combinations, powerful visual narratives

Bio

I am a New Zealand contemporary artist whose work has received critical acclaim both at home and internationally. Over the past 19 years I have developed my own unique style: a combination of surreal expressionism with vivid pop colour combinations to create powerful visual narratives. These range from abstract landscapes to large public sculptures all of which are laced with a subtle drive to reframes token conceptions of Māori culture. I have also draws upon my own whakapapa as an Indigenous methodology to create work that simultaneously reverberates with a deep connection to land and the concrete realities of industrial living. With almost twenty years of experiences as a freelance scenic artist, I acquired and sustained a range of techniques that have allowed me to create a large body of work including paintings, prints and sculptures. Versatile with a range of different mediums (including canvas, paper, wood) I have exhibited his work across New Zealand and internationally. My most recent shows in 2015 include presenting work at the Santa Monica Art Studios in Los Angeles and Ora Gallery in New York City. Collaborating with a range of artists including poets, writers, sculptors, model makers and performance artists has influenced my style greatly and further developed my repertoire as one of New Zealand's most established experimental artists. I have numerous projects in the pipeline and am available for commissions.

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      The Sheik

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

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      Sabrina

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

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      Coquette

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

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      All About Eve

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

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      A Place In The Sun

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

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      Birds

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic on Canvas
      120cm x 120cm

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      Kingfisher

      $2,500.00

      Acrylic on canvas – SOLD!

      600mm x 600mm

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      Gold

      $1,035.00

      Giclee Print on 300gsm Fabriano Artistico Paper

      42cm x 59cm

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      Te Mana Motuhake a Nga Wahine 2016

      $9,200.00

      The Vested Authority Of Women

      Ink Jet Photographic Print, Acrylic Paint

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      Sacred and Sublime

      $17,000.00

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      Te Heitiki Whakamanawa

      $5,750.00

      The Heitiki of Empowerment

      Ink Jet Photographic Print, Acrylic Paint

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      Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

      $7,500.00

      Acrylic On Canvas

      120cm x 120cm

      SOLD!