Born in 1950 (New Zealand), Gavin Chilcott graduated with a Diploma of FineArts from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, in 1970. Gavin lives and works in Wellington, NZ. Although primarily a painter, Chilcott has worked in other media such as ceramics, rugs, furniture, as well as lithography and sculpture, and has blurred the boundaries between fine and applied art.
Chilcott's work makes use of some of the more recognisable Surrealist conventions - symbolic objects, warped orstrained perspective, a sense of incongruity - married to the use of audacious colour and often chunky forms and zany compositions.
Chilcott is represented by Paper-Works Gallery, Napier NZ.
Images courtesy of the artist and gallery