Hammock & Bach
Dimensions: 320 x 490mm
Edition 200, 2011
Limited Edition Screenprint
Limited Edition Screenprint 2011
Dimensions: 180 x 450mm
Edition: 180 Dimensions (excluding white margin): 540mm x 360mm or 21in x 14in Acrylic paint on archival paper. Aloha - Greeting, love, celebration Piha - New Zealand's most famous surfing beach
This image combines the above meanings along with threads of the innocent enjoying the sea and volcanic sand, the young surfer watching in admiration, the abandon of wave riding, the natural environment and overhead the blazing sunset imbued with the iconic pattern of polynesian flowers representing the early origins of this activity.
Tony was born in 1959 and has devoted over twenty years to making prints and paintings about New Zealand. He has been inspired by locations that are off the beaten track, mostly untouched niches of the land and coastline that convey to him an unchanged timelessness. To capture that "sense of place" is what he strives for in his work.
His screenprints have become more technically complex as he continues to produce bright, colourful records of familiar beaches, landscapes, and the ubiquitous kiwi bach in his art works. He successfully depicts the essence of the New Zealand landscape, and these images are popular with a wide local and international audience.
Tony has been surfing for more than 30 years and has recently devoted a large portion of his working time to the painting of this much-loved activity. The launching of his new website Aloha Piha will bring his Fine Art Print Making to a wider audience, appealing to those who also share a passion for Art and Surfing.
'Screenprinting allows me to express my love of the New Zealand landscape and ocean environment with strong colours in a direct and graphic manner'. The evolution of this style has consequently made Tony Ogle a thriving artist producing bold renditions that portray the essence of New Zealand.
Tony and his family have just moved to Wainui Beach, near Gisborne. Wainui is one of the best surfing beaches in NZ. He shares his life with his wife Elena and their sons Luke and Jamie.
Publications featuring Tony's work:
"New Zealand Surfers" by Luke Williamson & Grant Dyson - Penguin Books NZ Ltd - 2002
"Art New Zealand Today" by E M Caughey - Saint Publishing Ltd - 2002
"Rolling Thunder" by Bob Harvey - Exisle Publishing Ltd - 2001
Cover Art for "Golden Weather" edited by Graeme Lay & Jack Ross - Cape Catley Ltd - 2004
Cover Art for "Cuisine Magazine" January 2007 New Zealand issue
Cover Art for "The town on the edge of the world" by Graeme Lay - Tandem Press - 2002. tc