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March 25, 2022

Max Patté and the Lightworx Gallery: Now Open in Sydney

Kathryn Shanks
Max Patté and the Lightworx Gallery: Now Open in Sydney
This trans-Tasman collaboration brings the works of internationally acclaimed artist Max Patté to Sydney in an Aotearoa New Zealand-owned gallery space.

Lightworx Gallery New Zealand has opened a new gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney, where the latest collection of artworks by Max Patté is on exclusive display. With extraordinary wall-hangings, sculptures, and paintings to be admired, the newest Lightworx space is a must-see in Australia’s art scene.

As a multidisciplinary artist, Max Patté proves capable time and again of drawing inspiration and techniques from all manner of sources. With connections to the film industry and Wellington’s Weta Workshop, his broad experience across artistic spaces gives him a unique diversity in his art; combined with his grand concept of scale, any new works are bound to be impressive – particularly the debut of his new Cluster series, featuring wall-mounted stainless-steel sculptures painted in metallic hues.

For years, I was immersed in a world of technical brilliance, working alongside some of the world's best in their respective fields… This gave me access to cutting-edge technologies, digital platforms, pioneering processes, and the latest in 3D scanning, printing, and milling technologies. I was surrounded by this every day; it was a simple matter of osmosis.
– ARTIST MAX PATTÉ.

While Patté works and lives internationally, he made sure to include some Australia-specific elements in this exhibit, such as the Pink Lake horizon paintings. These colours were inspired by those he saw at Kati Thanda–Lake Eyrie in Australia’s north, while the Puhoi triptych showcase the colours in Aotearoa New Zealand’s skies during the Australian bushfire season of 2020. This interconnectedness is key for an artist who spans continents, forming an amalgamation of diverse inspiration in each piece.

Darlinghurst’s new Lightworx gallery space is well worth a visit, with the exhibit open only until July 25. The new collection is as varied as it is extraordinary, emphasising Max Patté’s uniquely diverse skillsets as he effortlessly moves between painting, sculpture, and technology.

If you liked this article, you might like our feature about artist Susanne Bonowicz’s time-limited 8 Rooms exhibit in Berlin.

Article Image resource: lightworxgallery.co.nz

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