Oliver Cain

Every once in a while, you are confronted with artworks that possess a strangely playful but vital presence.The architect of this frivolous oeuvre is Oliver Cain, an English/ New Zealand artist living in Auckland. His artworks, subverted linguistic paintings, ceramic sculptures and installations, bear a certain physicality and push the boundaries between conceptualism and post-pop art. The creative process behind Cain’s artworks is the most important thing and therefore his artworks can be made of anything and take any form. Appropriated everyday objects transform stereotypes and famous art historical references become twisted. Making work that aesthetically pleases yet gives depth into topics that need addressing in the world.


Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail