Britomart Project Space is currently home to Hugo Koha Lindsay’s eye-catching, minimally abstract paintings.
Hugo Koha Lindsay is a young interdisciplinary painter working in Auckland, New Zealand. He is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland (2015-current) after already acquiring a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design (2009-2012).
Lindsay’s work is a compilation of various elements, with each unique layer contributing to a cohesive whole. The artist is “unafraid to embrace an unprimed, raw canvas, or crumpled scraps of discarded fabric” to create a harmonious final piece. His use of spray paint across the canvas is unrestrained and gestural, which contradicts the “crisp and defined areas of contrasting colour.”
Since receiving the Francis Erwin Hunt Scholarship in 2011, Lindsay has gone on to win a number of major awards such as the Walker and Hall National Art Award Zini Douglas Merit Award (2014), Parkin Drawing Prize (2015), and Lindsay was the major award winner for Molly Morpeth Canaday: Painting and Drawing (2016). His work has been exhibited in various locations around New Zealand, with his first solo show appearing in the Gow Langsford Gallery (2016).
He has works mounted in the Tattersfield Collection and the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection. Hugo Koha Lindsay joined the stable of Gow Langsford Gallery artists in 2017.