Todd Narbey was born in Timaru, New Zealand in 1970. He began his study at Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru in 1992 where he won a Study Scholarship. From there, he moved to Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin and then to the Australian National University in Canberra from 1993 to 1996. Todd has had many exhibitions throughout New Zealand and Australia and since moving to Europe has exhibited in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and France.
Searching within the canvas for an abstract place and time, he creates a stage in which a single form will metaphorically act out an earthly reflection of the life surrounding him. Speaking of mortality, sexuality and sometimes a lonely and alienated life in a new country, he deals with barriers of death, love, culture and language. The forms fight between abstraction and reality, suspended in an unknown yet somehow familiar place and time, showing us the pleasures and tensions of the artist’s discovery.
Narbey is currently based in Paris, France.