Evan Woodruffe was born in 1965 in Auckland, and has an MFA
(1st Class Hons) from Elam, University of Auckland. He has a proven exhibition and award history, 2017 showing at Sydney Contemporary.
Evan’s assertively decorative paintwork covers many surfaces, from canvas and furniture to fashion and architecture.
Woodruffe’s colours bump up against each other in ways we rarely see outside of a rainforest, where shining green leaves fall to the ground, turning to vibrant fungus, to dark humus, to fresh, miraculous sprouts. Yet, Woodruffe updates the depiction of landscape, combining online and offline experiences into “Wet Maps”, living, breathing ecosystems, and visualisations of a new kind of urbanism. His paintings move past realism, they collapse the scenery, the props and the people into one boundless, porous ecosystem saturating the land, stretching across and beneath the oceans, spiraling up into the clouds, encompassing the Cloud.
- Edited from Lucinda Bennett Supple Hues.
Evan is represented by Paul Nache, Gisborne.
Evan creates a positive, fun environment, and is an incredibly generous and kind tutor. I would definitely take another of his courses.
– K. Soljak (2021)