Estella Castle

Artist Statement

Estella Castle makes paintings which focus on a variety of historical and contemporary references from Rococco to Americana. Drawing on a background of life in New Zealand and the United States, she uses a seemingly subdued style in which figures or places are edited to create a new composition in which the familiar and unfamilar are hard to disentangle. She is interested in reconsidering both the stereotypical views of the rural idyll and the role of celebrity in engaging with the viewer.




Lake Island London September 2014 to November 2014
MA & Other Post Graduates Street, Somerset February 2014 to March 2014
Project 006: Estella Castle (NZ) Auckland January 2013
Takapuna Art Supplies Figurative Painting Award, (2010) Studio Art Supplies Painting Award, (2009) Artists Alliance Award, (2006)