Kees Bruin (1954-) was born in Roxburgh, Central Otago, and studied sculpture and painting at Canterbury University, where he was taught by William A. Sutton, Rudolf Gopas, and Doris Lusk. Bruin is renowned for his super-realist paintings, with his self-coined “visionary realism”, described as making the unseen seen. Religious themes dominate his art, drawing on the rich iconography of Christianity, whilst exploring the boundaries between reality and illusion.
Image Dimensions: 1000mm W x 500mm H
Framing: Unframed, stretched canvas