I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last art series by , 2017

I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last, 2017

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    Wayne Youle
    Friday night blues, 2012-13

    42.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    Stranger Danger, 2012-13

    42.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    2 Birds, 1 Keeper (Charlie), 2016

    42.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    A pirate by any other name… (Mel Gibson), 2016

    83 × 63 cm
    $5,800
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    The Recluse, 2017

    35 × 18 × 18 cm
    $1,500
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    Of similar or equal weight [DETAIL], 2017

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    Of similar or equal weight [DETAIL], 2017

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    Of similar or equal weight, 2017

    $4,000
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    In reflection I should apply some concentration to perception and hope for correction, 2017

    93 × 93 cm
    $7,700
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    My finest moment, 2017

    93 × 73 cm
    $5,500
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    wooden masks, 2017

    $950
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    The first time I took a life drawing class the model was described as interesting … she was just ugly, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    YOU SEEM FAMILIAR, 2017

    73 × 93 cm
    $5,800
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    DON’T I KNOW YOU, 2017

    93 × 73 cm
    $5,800
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    I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last, 2017

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    I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last, 2017

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    I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last, 2017

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    I know I am not the first and I definitely won’t be the last, 2017

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    More than two years worth of disguises [DETAIL], 2017

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    More than two years worth of disguises [DETAIL], 2017

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    More than two years worth of disguises [DETAIL], 2017

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    More than two years worth of disguises, 2017

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    There was a time in my life when I looked like a girl, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    I’m not saying your lying … I’m just saying, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    My school report always said I was popular amongst my peers, that’s code for “your boy is the class clown”, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    A young masters student once interviewed me in my studio, she must have got me on a bad day because when she asked me “what is the most important tool you have in your studio”, I said “my rubbish bin”, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    I always wanted a big property so I could get a “Keep Out” sign … even if I didn’t mean it, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    Taking a break, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take one person, who would you take? I’d take that guy from Indiana Jones, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    I stretch my arms out as far as I can, tilt my head back to the point of nearly being uncomfortable and in a split second know I could do with knowing more, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $950
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    Consider this my RSVP, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $950
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    I would be happy just doing everyday things, 2017

    100 × 100 cm
    $7,700
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    Corner Man, 2017

    22 × 17.4 cm
    $950
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    I once rode across the Cook Strait with four guys that were considered mates, the guy in front of me was my best mate until he talked shit about me and hit on everyone of my girlfriends… from that day forward I wanted to beat him with a stick, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    The same overcooked vegetables The same Pluto at the beach story The same heavy candlewick bedspread The same kiss on the forehead And the same fucking nightmares, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    From 99-04 I loved Hirst 04-09 I liked Hirst 10-13 I went off Hirst 14-16 I liked Hirst again 16-now I am not sure what I like, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    On a flight from LA to Chicago I switched seats with a couple that refused to sit next to someone that had Middle Eastern persuasion (tiny splash in an enormous ocean), 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    My first trip to Chicago I roamed the streets like I was a local, but I know now that I might as well have worn sandals and a bum bag, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    I had to have my first school photo with my sister (who was not yet at school), 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
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    The Principal, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    There is no mixing of words here, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    When I was ten the metalwork teacher hit the back of my legs with a steel ruler, I told him my Dad would beat him up, and he did, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    I moved to a new studio on the moon, it was great, I got fuck all visitors but the internet connection was shit, 2017

    44.5 × 32.5 cm
    $1,250
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    The portrait of a man freed from restrictions (Temporarily, kind of, maybe…not really) – (Albert Namatjira), 2017

    64 × 64 cm
    $5,200
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    I will swap you our Russell Crowe for your Rosalie Gascoigne, 2017

    64 × 64 cm
    $5,200
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    He loves me, he loves me not (Kerry Packer), 2017

    64 × 64 cm
    $5,200
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    Snakes in the bushes (Lionel Rose), 2017

    79 × 64 cm
    $5,800
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Artist profile

Wayne Youle

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Wayne Youle’s diverse practice is underpinned by his bicultural heritage (Nga Puhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha) and background studies in design. Working comfortably across a wide variety of media, Youle’s works, whether collage, painting, mural or sculpture, reflect a fascination with the visual language of popular culture, and a questioning of how history and identity are written.

Youle has exhibited regularly since graduating from the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design in 1999. His work has been the subject of several museum shows and has been included in significant exhibitions including: Pasifika Styles, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University, U.K, 2008; CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2009; 10DOWN, a survey of Youle’s practice, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua 2010; and If you were to live here… 5th Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand, 2013. In 2017 Youle had major public solo exhibitions at Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna O Waiwhetu: Look Mum No Hands and Strangely Familiar at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington.

His work is held in numerous public collections across his native New Zealand, including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, and James Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand, Auckland.