2024 FEB - FLECK FINE ART EXHIBITION
ROB WHITE “SK8“
The act of skateboarding in an empty swimming pool serves as a nostalgic reminder of the inner child- that daring spirit, unafraid to playfully push boundaries. Capturing the aerial view of an abandoned, graffiti- adorned swimming pool becomes a whimsical shift in perspective, evoking the essence of courage. In this visual narrative, I aim to rekindle the taste of audacity and the joyous freedom found in stretching limits.
My upbringing alongside the Pacific Ocean on the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand left an indelible mark on me. Witnessing my grandfather build in his small garden workshop for the pleasure of making people happy ignited my passion for craftsmanship. Having traversed the globe, I honed my skills by creating stop-motion and live-action film sets and building custom furniture. Drawing upon my extensive life experiences of manipulating and repurposing objects, I channel these skills into expressing the essence I believe should endure in humanity— a recollection of our joyful and playful nature.