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Philip Trusttum attended the University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts during the 1960s. His alternative style was encouraged under the teaching of Rudolf Gopas, who himself was in favour of unorthodox methods of art training.

Trusttum developed an Abstract Expressionist style, concentrating specifically on the materiality of paint and the process of painting. He often used paint squeezed directly from the tube and with only a small amount of mixing.

The artist relies heavily on the unconscious, rather than preliminary sketches to bring about a work. He has moved through a number of phases in his career, some of which are difficult to place in terms of a clear evolution of style.

Aotearoa New Zealand;
Date of birth
Place of birth
Raetihi, Aotearoa,

The Fletcher Trust Collection is one of the largest curated private collections of Aotearoa art. The Trust makes works available online as well as via exhibitions initiated by public art institutions and by the Trust itself.

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Auckland 1142
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