Untitled, 1984, Allen Maddox, oil on canvas, The Fletcher Trust Collection.
Maddox was born in Liverpool and emigrated to Napier in 1963. He is most well-known for his consistent exploration of the cross motif in his paintings. He initially used this as a way of painting out 'bad' or unsuccessful works, but this gesture eventually became the most defining feature of his practice. The 1980's marked a significant time in Maddox's life as he lost two of his closest friends, artists Philip Clairmont and Tony Fomison.
The 80s Show is curated, developed and toured by Tauranga Art Gallery in conjunction with the Fletcher Trust Collection - with generous support from Craigs Investment Partners.
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