Artwork Description / Detail
Born 1952, Paignton, England.
Lives Auckland, New Zealand.
Justin Boroughs studied painting at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University 1971 – 1975 graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts. Tutors included Gretchen Albrecht, Don Binney and John B. Turner. Began teaching art in Auckland in 1981 and is currently teaching Senior Painting at Auckland Grammar School.
Boroughs is renowned as a realist landscape painter. The landscapes he paints are recognisable, however, they always present a point of differene from reality. Through the use of intense colour, altering the effects of light and manipulating the subject matter, Borough’s’ work portrays a heightened reality.
Boroughs’ work is frequently likened to the work of the realist New Zealand painters Grahame Sydney and Sir Peter Siddell. His realist depiction of localised landscapes also links his work to the tradition of realism which was developed in New Zealand by artists such as Christopher Perkins and Rita Angus. Paintings by Boroughs are held in major public and corporate collections.