Matakite, a solo exhibition by John Walsh, currently on display at Pataka Art + Museum until 18 September. Matakite is a title Māori give to a visionary; one with second sight who perceives life in translucent overlapping layers of time and space, both physical and metaphysical. John Walsh’s paintings of monumental primordial landscapes populated by mysterious human-like creatures are beyond the realm of what most of us can imagine. These are the revelations of a Matakite; prophetic visions of a place between the physical world and the after-life that Walsh reveals to us by trailing his brush through paint.
The show will bring together the most outstanding large scale landscape paintings Walsh has produced over the last two decades. For more information about the exhibition, as well as preview of the catalogue, please visit Pataka’s website here.