Gavin Hurley was born in Auckland in 1973 and attended Auckland University Elam School of Fine Arts where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Best known for his portraiture, he presents work in his own very distinctive, 1950’s style and uses oil on canvas often with very flat, washed out colours. He often creates cut outs and collages to begin a work and uses the cut outs as stencils.
Other work Hurley has produced is cut out and collage work featuring historical images and landscapes.
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