born 1943, Waitakaruru. Lives and works in Palmerston North
Paul Dibble is well known for his interpretations of symbols and imagery from the Pacific and Aotearoa which he often splices with aspects of European art history. He casts his own works and is one of few artists working in bronze in New Zealand, in recent years incorporating elements of corten steel with cast bronze. Dibble’s works often have a lyrical or poetic quality evoked through his abstraction or imaginative simplification of forms.
Paul Dibble has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Art at The University of Auckland, an Honorary Doctorate from Massey University and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
His work is represented in many public collections. Dibble’s Southern Stand war memorial (2006) was unveiled in London’s Hyde Park by HM The Queen. His work is the subject of two monographs The Large Works (Bateman, 2012) and Paul Dibble (Bateman, 2002).
Represented by Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland