Mt Taranaki from the Cape
Oil on Canvas
610 x 710 mm
Justin Summerton is a contemporary surrealist painter depicting New Zealand in a dreamlike world, frequently presenting the landscape as primeval.
Through his small to large-scale paintings, Summerton reveals his fascination with New Zealand’s natural elements, presenting bodies of water, volcanic cones, mountain ranges, and cloud formations within his works. Summerton adapts these elements, rearranging their form and scale for symbolic or allegorical emphasis in a combination of representational landscapes and surrealist dreamscapes.