Portraits of heroes; portraits of rock stars; portraits of politicians and self-portraits with hangovers. These are the faces of the abstract-figura- tive world one becomes submerged in when entering a Toby Raine exhibition. Inspired by the hangover of academia and the spurred on methodically by music, Toby Raine has emerged as leading figure in the contemporary New Zealand art-scape for these heavily impasto and gestural portraits.