Silhouettes - The Egg Series

Jean Zuber, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 2002.
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Object Detail

Image: 628 x 888mm
acrylic and bitumen on paper
"Jean Zuber presents a series of paintings created before and after he came to Wanganui as Tylee Cottage Artist-in-residence. The works in the Silhouettes – Egg Series are his first impressions of New Zealand colours, shapes, and the attitudes he found in the European and Māori bi-cultural environment.
Jean says, ‘what struck me is the identity and sense of belonging contained in the key word Whakapapa. It is what I portray in the shape of the egg, symbol of the Universe. This shape has become the link which runs through this series of paintings’. He hopes viewers ‘will recognise in the synthesis of the shapes a poetic definition of this country’."
- Paul Rayner in Art @ Sarjeant #10
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exhange, 2002
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
25 Nov 2002



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