Jessica Pearless & Jonathan Organ
Flags for Tapapakanga
Jessica Pearless and Jonathan Organ will landmark the festival entrance with a series of graphic interpretations of Tapapakanga and its unique landforms, incorporating their signature geometric language and sensitive compositions.
Jonathan Organ (1973) and Jessica Pearless (1980) are based in Auckland, New Zealand. Both artists have a longstanding reputation in the visual arts community in New Zealand, as practitioners and visual art professionals. Jessica and Jonathan have been working collaboratively for over ten years through painting, installation and sculpture. Their work reflects an elegant, refined aesthetic whilst communicating ideologies about contemporary culture, society and the environment. Interests include abstraction, specifically geometric abstraction, modernist architecture and design. Selected recent sculptural collaborations are headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, Auckland, 2013; Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013, Australia; NZ Sculpture on Shore, Auckland, 2014; Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland, 2015 - 2016.