Ralph Hotere: An intimate darkness

By Gregory O'Brien In Art

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Great artists don’t have careers; they have lives. Everything Ralph Hotere set his hand to bore the mark of the artist’s life in the fullest, deepest sense. Rather than follow a narrow, prescriptive path, his work encompassed a panoply of human experience. Sure, there were failures and misdirections along the way; this wasn’t the manicured, stage-managed trajectory of a career artist. He was in this, boots and all, and for the duration. From the early expressionistic oils to the late minimalist iron works, Hotere’s art offers an account of his loves and dislikes, his ...

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