Seung Yul Oh
"These quirky, oversized egg-shaped sculptures add surprise and delight to the area, challenging people’s perceptions as they pass by. "
This cluster of nine egg-shaped fibreglass sculptures are perched at different angles around Teed and Osborne Streets in Newmarket, adding an element of surprise to the neighbourhood. The oversized eggs have a surreal quirkiness to them, while the colours — orange, red, yellow, turquoise, black and white — make them unmissable.
Eggs and other circular shapes are a recurring theme in Oh's works. By bringing organic shapes and his signature humour to this urban environment, the lively artworks challenge people's perceptions as they make their way through one of Auckland's most popular fashion, shopping and entertainment precincts.
This artwork was commissioned by the Newmarket Arts Trust in 2010, with the support of the Newmarket Business Association. It was Oh's first public artwork project. Initially titled Globgob, the work was renamed Knocknock by the artist in 2017.
Osborne and Teed Streets, Newmarket