Kenneth Merrick’s studio practice moves between drawing, painting,and analogue/digital media. Through image making, he seeks to convey perspectives that form a basis for a type of visual thinking, underpinned by explorations into patterns, speculative spaces, narrative and myth.
His work references an eclectic mix of ideas, calling upon the various aspects of sub/pop cultural platforms, as well as his own multicultural heritage and experience.
Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts (Painting), at Unitec in 2012, and in 2004 completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition/Electronic Music) at the University of Auckland. Since then he has established a studio practice at Corban Estate Arts Centre, and exhibits regularly. Earlier this year he was a highly commended finalist in the Trans-Tasman John Fries emerging artist award. Kenneth is represented by Whitespace Contemporary Art, Auckland.