FLAWES, Fane

Nationality: New Zealand
Website: Website
N.Z. artist Fane Flaws has been working prolifically for over thirty years across a diverse range of media. Flaws has worked as a graphic designer, painter, songwriter, director of music videos, short film, TV commercials, and a writer, illustrator and publisher of children’s literature.

Flaws started painting when taking a break from music on Waiheke Island in the late seventies, and has never stopped. He currently works with paint, print and sculptural assemblage. His methodology embodies the kind of uninhibited in-your-face attitude that professes a humorous yet cunningly poignant employment of both material and subject.

“I am essentially a ‘mark maker’. Everything else follows from whatever skill I have developed through drawing; of course there is always the problem of where to put the paint, let alone which colour”.

Fane Flaws has been exhibiting throughout New Zealand in various one person and group shows since 1984. He holds over 40 awards for his directorial work in film, music video and television, and his work is represented in private collections within N.Z. Australia, USA, Japan and the UK. He is presently based in Napier.