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Collection by K .S L

K .S L
Kelcy Taratoa: www. Pop Art Artists, Art Criticism, Horror Themes, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Maori Art, Cultural Identity, Artist Painting, Light In The Dark

Art New Zealand

KELCY TARATOA Who Am I? 0010 2005 Acrylic on canvas, 2130 x 1520 mm. Taratoa's graphic figurative style and use of iconic 'kiwi' symbols would not look too out of place in Te Papa's exhibition, especially next to the hard-edged social criticism of the decade. But he offers a very different experience of the conditions to which these artists responded. The paintings function as imaginative reconstructions of Taratoa's past, particularly addressing his experiences of growing up Maori ...

Reweti Arapere, Rangimatua, Courtesy of the artist. Creation Myth, Maori Designs, New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Maori Art, Totem Poles, Play Ideas, Ocean Art, Ancestry

Reweti Arapere: Rangimatua | The Dowse Art Museum

Arapere’s kaupapa (philosophy) as an artist considers how to keep Māori language and culture relevant for future generations, connecting people to thei...

Ioane Ioane’s 'Fale sa' is shown here at the Auc. Auckland Art Gallery, Maori Art, City Art, Museums, Islands, Strength, Artists, Sculpture, Contemporary

Malosi (Strength); John Ioane; 1997; 1997/2 on NZ Museums

'My works are abstract, they don't look Polynesian as far as traditional forms go, but they do as an evolution of that genre . . . its spirit is still there'. Born in New Zealand of Samoan descent, John Ioane develops in his work an interplay between the spirit of traditional Samoa and the culture of contemporary New Zealand. He makes paintings, sculpture and installations and incorporates his own performances into the blessing of each of his works. This sculpture expresses the significance…