Michael Smither

Magenta Hatch Cover


370 x 275 mm


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About this artwork

“ The hatch cover theme has intrigued me for years now.

My first painting was a small oil sketch done at Te Kouma, on the Coromandel Peninsula, of a bright red hatch cover against the blue sea, and after that I began to see hatch covers as a motif to develop; using the hatch cover colour as the basic harmonic note in the arrangement of the other colours in the work.

I have begun to see this particular composition as a return from the Pure Abstract, as developed by Mondrian, back to Reality that is the initial inspiration.”

– Michael Smither

Image Size: 175 x 130 mm
Paper Size: 370 x 275 mm
Limited edition of: 30

Artist bio

“Michael Smither was made a CNZM in 2004 for his services to art.  It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work and achievement of this New Zealand artist who shows us so much of where we come from and of what shapes us.”

– Helen Clark, former Prime Minister & Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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