Lester Hall is a contemporary synthetist Pop Artist based in the picturesque town of Kerikeri in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, 240 km north of Auckland. He began producing art works on a professional basis thirty years ago while working as a design and display technician attached to the collection of Maori and Pacific artifacts at the Auckland Institute and Museum. At that time he had come to the view that there was way too little national conversation about New Zealand’s past and its future. His underlying philosophy prompted him to use his artistic skill to stimulate interest and debate with regard to what New Zealand society might look like in the future, in terms of its cultural mix. He sees himself as a social commentator on the evolving identity of Aotearoa. Some of his work has generated strong criticism from various sectors of the cultural spectrum however Lester looks upon all reaction of whatever persuasion as a positive outcome.
One of his works “Queen of the Fern II” hangs in The High Commission of the United Kingdom in Wellington.
His prints and original works are available from numerous galleries throughout New Zealand and all prints are on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper using K3 Archival Inks.
Climb Every Mountain (Sir Ed Hillary)
Phantom Rescues Wahine
The Ghost Who Passed
The Ghost Who Walked
Images have been used with the express consent of the Artist