Artist Jack Trolove puts the paint on his work so thickly that he has to stand back to see what it’s looking like as it develops. He says his technique of applying paint with a palette knife gives his work two variations - up close it’s abstract, and the audience sees the form from a distance.
Trolove also works in suicide prevention and assists youth groups to learn how to work with young LGTBI people. He is exhibiting as part of Artweek Auckland.
In 2008, Trolove was awarded a Master of Fine Arts with distinction from Auckland's Massey University. He was shortlisted for London's BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2015, and was a finalist in the 2016 Wallace Art Awards.
His work can be found in public and private collections across New Zealand, Australia, and Europe. He is exhibiting at Auckland’s Whitespace gallery as part of Artweek Auckland 2017. Trolove’s work can be seen on Instagram and his website.