Sunbottle

Guy Ngan (New Zealander, b.1926, d.2017), Artist 1976 © All rights reserved See full details

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The red, pulsating shades of Sunbottle emanate out in the shape of a stylised bottle and show Guy Ngan’s interest in balancing man-made objects with the textures and shapes of nature.
Helene Wong, a relative of Ngan and author who explores contemporary Chinese identity, reflects that “Guy’s works can be like a conversation between the organic and the inorganic. Sometimes the organic inspires the object, and sometimes the object reveals the organic within it. Perhaps this comes from his interest in Buddhism and the connectedness of things, man-made and natural...you could see this holistic view too in the organic way he built his home in Stokes Valley—his habitation”.
Title
Sunbottle
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Production date
1976
Media
oil on board
Measurements
1230 x 830 x 40mm (h x w x d)
Credit line
Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 2019
Accession number
2019.9.1

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