Corolla // Howe Street, North Dunedin
Oil on Canvas
605 x 915 mm
Elliot Love is a contemporary painter living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Notions of nostalgia and a sense of observation are offered and explored as Love depicts familiar cars of the 1980’s and 90’s set within still and quiet streets. Working in both oil and acrylic on canvas, the small and midscale of Love’s compositions draws us in, provoking inspection and an intimate invitation to linger within his finely detailed architectural landscapes. Equal attention is given to light; the humming glow of a street lamp, a glint reflecting off the boot of the car, or shadows brought by dusk. With no other people present, the paintings evoke a feeling we are here alone, in secret observation of stillness and subject, a car belonging to someone else’s life.