Born in 1970, lives and works in Piha, New Zealand.
Having lived in diverse environments from New York to Tibet, full time artist Sefton Rani's paintings reflect the stimulus of wabi sabi - the acceptance of transience and imperfection. His influences include the graffiti strewn streets of the Bronx, antique Thangka paintings of Buddhist monasteries and his experience working in an industrial paint factory. These inspirations integrate with his Pacific heritage to create "urban tapa": process based, large-scale, thick multi layered impasto canvases. These works utilise text, repeated motifs and diverse materials such as paint skins, varied acrylic paint media, found objects, combustion and the natural pigments that surround him.
Sefton's painting "The wheel is come full circle I am here" was seen in the Metro magazine November 2015 edition in the article "The new guard", which investigated the new breed of art collectors and connoisseurs.
Studio One - Toi Tu - 29 October - 26 November
Webbs Auction House - Medicine Mondiale