Art vs Object – BMW 435i M Sport Coupe

November 3rd, 2014

A big thank you once again to BMW NZ for lending me the latest 435i M Sport Coupe to cruise around in while his exhibition  Art vs Object is showing at Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake Street, Auckland. It is definitely on my Santa Christmas list!

Check out the specs here:

BMW 435i M Sport Coupe

Art vs Object Exhibition – Allpress Gallery

October 24th, 2014

Shane started the year wanting to take it slow and easy, but ended up with the nitro switch on and his foot to the floor.  As the year nears an end and the finish line is in sight, Shane’s  final exhibition ‘Art vs Object’ rounds things off rather nicely.

Opening at Allpress Gallery, 8 Drake Street, on the 30th October until the 8th November ‘Art vs Object’ showcases a collection of new pieces which tie ‘art’ together with ‘object’ in a variety of unique ways.

“I have a love of beautiful things. My whare is adorned with objects that serve more than their purpose. They are objects of beauty and in some way this is more important than the function they perform. As an artist, I’m not tied to any particular artistic practice, so if I’m inspired to create something, it can take whatever form I feel it needs to in order to satisfy my fancy.”

The opening has been coined ‘An Artistic Experience’ as guests have the opportunity to connect with the works through different, creative activities. One can produce a limited edition print at the screen printing station, whack out some beats on a Cajon drum, pull a trick on a custom BMX, caress the curve of the macrocarpa table top, serenade a lover on the Madill Guitar or luxuriate on one of the original art rugs. If guests would rather observe than take part, there will be special performances by musicians and artists providing a full bodied experience for all.

“For me, this show is about connecting with the mind, body and soul. It’s something that stimulates all the senses and stirs a feeling within. Art, whatever form it takes, has the power to connect us all, bringing us together in a vibrant, multicultural, energizing way.”

Come down, enjoy the beautifully engineered coffee and check out ‘Art vs Object’ at Allpress Gallery.


BMW M235i (Art)2

October 13th, 2014

Art Car based on original artwork (Art)2

I was asked to create an artwork that represented the new BMW M235i, officially launched in October 2014. The piece had to acknowledge it’s heritage, harking back to the legendary 1960s BMW 2002 – a true auto legend. (Art)2 is all about the beginning and the future.

The 60s, the decade of geometric prints, mini skirts, beehives and skinny jeans, influenced fashion as we know it today. If you were hip, you had it! 1967 saw BMW launch the 2002, to a fashion hungry market. This tight little package, pop-modern designed, well engineered automobile set a style that lives and breathes today! Combining fresh, vibrant colours with shiny chrome detailing, BMW set a standard of fashion forward design with an ultimate driving experience. Roll on 2014 and the evolution continues with the introduction of the M235i, which lives and breathes its heritage to the max.

(Art)2, the Power of Two. The number ‘2’ is focal point creating a perfect balance between the past and the future. It makes a bold statement of the heritage which supports it. The sleek, flowing silhouette of the 2014 M235i, casts a pop-modern reflection of its ancestor, the 2002. (Art)2 is a work of two parts, the Reflection and the Future meet in the middle.

‘The Reflection’ represents the cutting edge style the 2002 bought to the 60s fashion focussed motoring market. Every shape, contour line and colour shown are all beautiful elements and influences from the 2002. This is a homage to the foundation and standard the 2002 set for any BMW 2 series to come. The Reflection is portrayed in a 60s style with geometric shapes and configurations to create a pop-wallpaper type pattern referencing all the makes the 2002 unique.

‘The Future’ is a homage to the past while stamping its mark on the future.  It presents itself in a more energetic, flowing, organic manner, that grows like urban calligraphy – kind of wild, kind of tamed. There is an animal lurking under the hood waiting to pounce. It makes a bold statement with cutting edge style, sleek lines and pure passion. Life streams from it and around it – a natural energy that grows and spreads from within. Modern, contemporary motifs, combine with striking colours and hard lines taking us into the future of automative brilliance. It is easy to see its genetic traits and lineage when one views the two together.

Check out more on the superb BMW M235i here:

BMW M235i

Marsh Artistic Experience

August 26th, 2014

This July Shane was asked by Marsh Ltd to host an  ‘Artistic Experience’ for staff. The theme for the event was based on the Chinese zodiac ‘Year of the Horse’, celebrating a bright future and good fortune. Shane created a special artwork for the night which was then made into a limited edition print where attendees were given the opportunity to try their hand at screen printing. It was a huge success and everyone left with a smile on their face and an artwork they helped to create.

Thanks Marsh for the fun night! Looking forward to more!