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TOBY RAINE: LONG LOST

01 Oct — 16 Oct 2022

Raine’s family managed to take a road trip to the Coromandel last year, a welcome escape after lockdown. Lord Huron had just released their fourth studio album, Long Lost. It was the perfect soundtrack for a first family vacation. The poetic lyricism marked the beauty of the coast and the tranquility of the landscape. It also served as a happy escapism on their return to the city just before lockdown set in again, listening to it at home was a reminder of the ‘getaway’.
Music has always been an integral part of Toby Raine’s studio practice, often informing his subject matter. With this body of work, he borrows from surreal and melancholic cadences, to consider the softer aspects of the characters that he often paints. Peaceful introspective protagonists, in meadows and natural environment with their pets, and thoughts, in private moments of reflection, gratitude and unbridled freedom:

Send me to the mountains
Let me go free forever (ever)
I’ll be running through the forest
Dancing in the fields like this forever (ever)

Inspired by the hangover of academia and then spurred on methodically by music, New Zealand-based Toby Raine has emerged as a leading figure in the contemporary New Zealand art-scape for his heavily impasto and gestural portraits. Raine completed his Doctorate of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts. In Australia, represented by James Makin Gallery, the artist has quickly gained a strong collectorship, with a sell-out Australian debut solo exhibition, Hair of the Dog. Raine is a regular finalist in the Wallace Art Awards and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award.

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  • Lord Huron With Blue Cactus Singing About Being Long LostToby Raine Lord Huron With Blue Cactus Singing About Being Long Lost 2022 Oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm

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  • Matt Berninger Contemplating Where Everything SlippedToby Raine Matt Berninger Contemplating Where Everything Slipped 2022 Oil on canvas 70 x 60 cm $5,800.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Robert Plant With White DoveToby Raine Robert Plant With White Dove 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

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  • Matt Berninger With Microphone In A Lemon WorldToby Raine Matt Berninger With Microphone In A Lemon World 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Ozzy Tripping In Meadow With Dove Interrupted By Ghost Of Aleister Crowley On HorsebackToby Raine Ozzy Tripping In Meadow With Dove Interrupted By Ghost Of Aleister Crowley On Horseback 2022 Oil on canvas 137 x 137 cm $14,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Meatloaf Witnessing The Gates Of Heaven (RIP)Toby Raine Meatloaf Witnessing The Gates Of Heaven (RIP) 2022 Oil on canvas 55 x 50 cm $4,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Ozzy Biting Head Off Bat And Catching CovidToby Raine Ozzy Biting Head Off Bat And Catching Covid 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • War On Drugs Guy Doesn't Live Here AnymoreToby Raine War On Drugs Guy Doesn't Live Here Anymore 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Bob Dylan In The Wilderness With Desire Coming Out Of His EyesToby Raine Bob Dylan In The Wilderness With Desire Coming Out Of His Eyes 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Caleb Followill In The Woods As The Xanax Kicks InToby Raine Caleb Followill In The Woods As The Xanax Kicks In 2022 Oil on canvas 55 x 50 cm $4,500.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Florence And The Machine With Her Anxiety Looming Like Bill Nighy In Grey CoatToby Raine Florence And The Machine With Her Anxiety Looming Like Bill Nighy In Grey Coat 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Jim Morrison In Meadow With LambToby Raine Jim Morrison In Meadow With Lamb 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →
  • Looking Out At Matt Berninger Down With His Demons In CourtyardToby Raine Looking Out At Matt Berninger Down With His Demons In Courtyard 2022 Oil on canvas 150 x 120 cm

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  • Lord Huron Dreaming Of Dancing Through Fields With Guitar Like ThisToby Raine Lord Huron Dreaming Of Dancing Through Fields With Guitar Like This 2022 Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm $11,000.00 ENQUIRE →

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