“Blue Bodies” Abstract Art Exhibition by Holi Shannon

Holi Shannon

Holi Shannon lives on the outskirts of the Horowhenua District, from her home she is blessed with great views of the Tararua Range. The New Zealand landscape elements have heavily influenced all of Holi’s artwork.

Holi’s work is a contemporary approach to the traditional genre of landscape paintings. Taking factual, tangible, organic elements such as mountains, oceans and clouds and allowing them to play visually with dream-like fantasy themes such as unnatural colour, distorted forms and placement. These two conflicting ideas dance together and create a new outlook on Aotearoa horizons.

In Holi’s works, the image of a simple hill may be distorted and manipulated in such a way that the original image is completely blurred or transformed into something else. Mountain silhouettes are stretched towards the sky in peaks of pink, water flowing over rocks transforming from vibrant shades of purple into thin rivering lines of grey and gold which flow across the canvas loosing direction as they go.

Holi explores these ideas with the mediums of acrylic and spray paints, water, foils and varnish to create the textural and layered effects that land and sea possess.

Holi’s exhibition “Blue Bodies” is available to be viewed at Te Takere for the month of September 2017.


  • Monday, 04 September 2017 | 12:00 PM - Friday, 29 September 2017 | 05:00 PM


Te Takere Exhibition Space, 10 Bath Street, Levin 5510  View Map

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