Samuel Tupou – Falé Machina

$330.00 inc GST

ARTIST: Samuel Tupou
Falé Machina
Screenprint
Edition of 30
Image size: 33 x 26cm, paper size: 38 x 56 cm
PCA Print Commission 2014

My artwork is about present day realities and future aspirations. Exploring themes of migration, culture clash, decoration and value, with particular focus on elements that unite the Pacific. These include recurring design motifs, traditional patterning and the convergence of cultures. I employ patterns derived from traditional Pacific Island ‘Tapa’ or bark cloth, set against stylised images and wildly artificial colours of western pop culture.

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