Gretl Barzotto

Gretl Barzotto

  • Biography

    Gretl Barzotto was raised in Aotearoa New Zealand and spent many years
    around mountains and lakes in the North and South Islands.
    Connection to nature in vast open landscapes is the source of inspiration for
    her work and the catalyst for building a cluster of barns on the outskirts of
    Clyde, with her Italian husband including a purpose-built studio space.
    Gretl responds intuitively to her environment with an experimental approach
    that allows her to express personal freedom; encouraging new ways of
    seeing the landscape and making abstract interpretations.
    Careful selection of paints, papers and substrates for her works allow the fluid
    materials to be revealed. This artist often sources specific pigments and
    papers from Italy and Japan.
    This curiosity about materials led Gretl to a residency in Connecticut USA in
    2013 to explore Nihonga (traditional Japanese mineral pigment painting) in
    contemporary practice. Gretl grinds Japanese inks sticks to make her own
    inks which, combined with her minimal approach to gesture, result in
    contemplative and subtle works.
    Formerly trained as an Interior Designer and more recently in Visual Arts,
    Gretl’s understated aesthetic is evident in her work. She has been exhibiting
    since 2010 and has works in various collections in Aotearoa New Zealand,
    Australia and Italy. These including the Wallace Arts Trust, Distinction Dunedin
    Hotel, Distinction Rotorua Hotel and Private Collections.

Showing 1–16 of 53 artworks

  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 11
    76 x 56 cm Framed: 98 x 77 x 3.5 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed $2,800.00
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 12
    76 x 56 cm Framed: 98 x 77 x 3.5 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 7
    56 x 76 cm Framed: 84 x 104 x 3.5 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 6
    56 x 76 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 5
    56 x 76 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper $2,500.00
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 4
    76 x 56 cm Framed: 104 x 84 x 3.5 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 3
    76 x 56 cm Framed: 104 x 84 x 3.5 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 2
    Framed: 101 x 78 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Lago 1
    Framed: 84 x 104 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 9
    56 x 76 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper $2,500.00
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 8
    Framed: 84 x 104 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 7
    Framed: 84 x 104 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 5
    Framed: 104 x 84 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 6
    Framed: 84 x 104 cm graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 10
    graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold
  • Gretl Barzotto

    Terreno 11
    graphite, inks, pigment and acrylic on Artistico paper - framed Sold