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Red Throated Loons, 2012. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai

Rex Homan

Born in Thames in 1940, self taught artist Rex began working in wood in the early 1960’s and soon established a reputation for creating unique, highly finished pieces.

As a part-time artist he regularly exhibited in solo, group and juried shows between 1960-1990, winning many awards at a national level.

Of Maori descent, (Te Rarawa, Ngati Paoa, Te Atiawa), he describes his style as contemporary Polynesian, drawing heavily on nature and mythology.

Now an international artist he has been represented in North America since 2005 by Spirit Wrestler Gallery in Vancouver where his flowing, stylised forms, especially birds, are eagerly sought after by collectors. Spirit Wrestler has curated two hugely successful solo exhibitions by Rex, Nga Manu A Tane (2008) and Raven Dreaming (2012).

A senior artist, Rex’s passion for his art continues and with his popularity and commissions, retirement seems a long way off.

 

The Assailant - Bald Eagle, 2012. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai
Thunderbird & Orca, 2012. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai
Rex Homan, Hine Nui Te Po, 2008. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai
Ruru, 2008. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai
Once a Warrior, 2013. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai
Crow Medicine Woman, 2012. Kauri. Image courtesy of the artist, Spirit Wrestler Gallery and Kenji Nagai