Artist of the moment……Rex Homan….

Rex Homan is a wonderful contemporary artist born in Thames, New Zealand in the year 1940.   Homan is a master of Maori art, this is art coming from the country of New Zealand.

Homan is known for his work with wood, though he does works with bronze as well.

Now lives in Tuaranga, New Zealand.

When working in a series he will sculpt birds from a particular region such as Canada or his native New Zealand.

My favorite works by Homan are his owls. Owls play an important role in the Inuit society in Canada, especially the snowy owl that takes away your spirit when you pass away. Its interesting to see Inuit art and Maori art that use the same subject matter.  Ravens, crows, and eagles have all been explored by the artist. I enjoy the simplicity and flowing lines use by the artist.

 

When comparing the works of Rex Homan to another artist I am reminded of the great Charlie Harper. Harper was a wonderful illustrator and did many series with various species of birds. The flowing lines and bright colours used by Homan made me think that had Charlie Harper been a sculptor, this is what his work would look like today. Below an example of an owl by Charlie Harper.

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Price range information: Works in wood and bronze range $6500 to $20,000.

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2 Comments »

  1. Salah Said:

    I’ve been seeing the excellent work of Rex Homan and unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a source that I can ask about the availability to be purchased.
    Can you please assist and advice me of a source.
    Thanks and have a good weekend

    • diattaart1 Said:

      Hi,
      I discovered the art of Rex Homan at an art gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia called Spirit Wrestler Gallery. They specialized in Canadian First Nations artists but also had a fair amount of Maori and other New Zealand Art. Spirit Wrestler closed last year so I don’t know where you could find artworks of Mr. Homan.

      thanks,
      D


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