Ben Buchanan & Mark Braunias
Heavy Breathers
November/December 2005

Ben Buchanan is based in Wellington, New Zealand having recently returned from a year living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Shifting between the pictorial and hard edged abstraction, his works form fields of syncopated rhythm and are often installed as large wall drawings. Buchanan’s alter ego, Erik Ultimate, is half of hip hop duo, Coco Solid.

Mark Braunias has exhibited internationally and throughout New Zealand. Since the 1980’s Braunias has observed New Zealand society and explored, with irony and humour, aspects of its national identity in his work. He has lectured at Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand for a number of years and is represented in Wellington by Peter McLeavey Gallery.