Nathan Ingram, aka Dr Suits is an Ōtautahi-based artist whose work shifts between street and studio, exploring the potential of these distinct sites of creation and installation. With a background that spans fashion, graffiti, graphic design, street art and large-scale muralism, Nathans art constantly grapples with a deep-set interest in the outcomes of experimentation and repetition.
Shifting from the textured surfaces and torn edges of paper as his preferred media, the adoption of glass has imbued the artist’s work with new qualities. The pristine panes have invited more subtle colour palettes, with pastel pinks, soft yellows and minty greens, applied in smooth, flat sprays of aerosol, creating a contrast with the exposed sheen of the glass.
The masked curvilinear forms that sweep across the surfaces are themselves a balancing act of care and chance. Plotted to create a tension between a dynamic gesture and a sense of repose, the viewer is led across the surface, uncovering the subtle details and gradient changes.