Luise Fong

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1964


  • 1996
  • Mixed media
  • Purchased, 1997
  • 1217 x 1982 x 34mm
  • 97/39.1-2

The luminous and varied surface of this work by Luise Fong is animated by abstracted forms evoking the body, space and the natural world. A reduced colour palette encourages contemplation of the various shapes that combine visual elements found in cosmology and biology.

Search, in title and appearance, suggests a quest for knowledge. Fong seems to suggest that experiencing a painting is more about the act of inquiry than precise conclusions.

Fong was born in Malaysia in 1964 and moved to New Zealand as a child. She graduated from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1989. She has exhibited widely and her work is represented in major public collections throughout the country.

Exhibition History