NZSOS 2018

Oliver Cain

What inspires your art practice?
The biggest influence in my practice is a love for nature mixed with personal exploration of experiences. I am inspired by the world around me, inspirations such as traveling, cultures, faith, sexuality and visual materials. Each work tells a story of learning about culture and a love of personal interpretation. I am driven to create work that is appreciated by those from all walks of life, united in a love of an idea.

What materials do you work in?
Oi You is made from Steel which has been cut using different methods from laser to hand finishing. I usually use a mixture of methods and materials to create my work. Other works are created using materials such as wood, ceramic and painting. I love to explore and test what a material is capable of, to push an idea.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
I am influenced greatly by the classical renaissance era and the magnificent work created by big names like Michelangelo, Raphael and Sandro Botticelli. Their work was created to depict the human body compared to divinity. I wanted to capture the ever changing effects that the world has upon the way that Man and God interact. This simple work highlights that intermit and distant relationship.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
I have work shown in galleries and shows across New Zealand. As an upcoming artist I am developing my work and making opportunities through this work.

Where did you study?
Unitec

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