Retrotech exhibition of works by Ted Dutch, is on now until 25 September
at Sanderson Gallery in Parnell, Auckland.
Retrotech examines the presence of technology in Ted Dutch’s oeuvre;
his fascination with objects, devices and machinery
evident in his highly stylised, colourful and humorous responses
to the anxieties of the twentieth century.
|Ted Dutch, Flying Machine V, 1975|
Although Dutch’s style varied throughout his career,
his aesthetic and conceptual interest in technology recurred consistently throughout.
The world of Ted Dutch is often populated by broken machinery,
impossible monuments, flying machines, industrial activity and busy-ness.
from some of the artist’s earliest defining experiences, primarily those at the age of 12
when sketching the structural innards of bombed London during the Blitz.
However, the prevalence of technology throughout Dutch’s work
can only have arisen from the artist’s lifelong fascination with things that tick, whirr and buzz.
|Ted Dutch, Projectionist, 2007|
The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to gain an insight into Dutch's works;
one of the most significant and distinctive aspects of his multi-layered artistic practice.