Simon KAAN

Simon KAAN

Land, sea and sky dominate Simon Kaan’s works. The spaces are fragmented by floating, horizon lines, which create a sense of rhythm and movement – a rhythm Kaan says echoes that of the sea and the waves. Kaan is of Ngai Tahu, Chinese and European descent and, though the waka shape is distinctly Māori, Kaan says the boat as a vessel for the living and the dead is pretty much a universal symbol.

The waka-like shape brings to mind the curved edge of a wave as well as a celestial vessel carrying spirits from one world to the next. It is also a way for him to locate himself in the work.  Likewise the moth that appears in works, is a carrier of spirits in both Māori and Asian cultures.

Kaan graduated from Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 1993 with a Diploma of Fine Arts in Printmaking (Hons).  He appears in numerous publications and has held many solo exhibitions and during the past two decades, he has become highly sought after and collectible. 

Gallery De Novo is delighted to have a selection of Kaan’s works available – including original paintings, monotype prints and wood block prints. Please enquire as to what works we currently have by this very popular New Zealand artist.

Simon KAAN's Work

Untitled I Untitled II

Untitled I

Untitled II

Intaglio Chinese ink & gouache
Monoprint
paper size 70 x 13cm
Intaglio Chinese ink & gouache on paper
Monoprint
Paper size 70 x 12cm
Untitled III Untitled IV

Untitled III

Untitled IV

Intaglio Chinese ink & gouache on paper
Monoprint
paper size 71 x 12.5cm
Intaglio, chinese ink and gouache on paper
Triptych
 65 x 89cm (framed)
Untitled I Untitled II

Untitled I

Untitled II

Intaglio, chinese ink and gouache
Edition of 10
Framed: 87 x 66cm
Intaglio, chinese ink & gouache
71 x 51cm unframed
Untitled III Untitled IV

Untitled III

Untitled IV

Intaglio, chinese ink and gouache
Edition of 10
71 x 51cm unframed
Intaglio, chinese ink and gouache
Edition of 10
50 x 71cm unframed
Untitled (oil) III Untitled I

Untitled (oil) III

Untitled I

Oil on Board
Framed:63 x 114cm 
Intaglio Print with wash
Framed: 84 x 26cm
Untitled II Intaglio Print

Untitled II

Intaglio Print

Intaglio print with wash
Framed: 84 x 26cm
Original Intaglio print on paper
Edition of 1/1
Framed: 138 x 87cm
Intaglio Print Intaglio Print

Intaglio Print

Intaglio Print

Original Intaglio print on paper
An edition of 1/1
Framed: 48 x 114
Original Intaglio print on paper
Each work an edition 1/1
Framed: 48 x 114cm
Untitled (tiki) Untitled (II)

Untitled (tiki)

Untitled (II)

Original intaglio print on paper
Framed
Large original oil painting on board
Framed 
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