Uto ni Wai (heart of the sea) (Lapita Journey series)

Artist: Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 77 x 77 cm

Catalogue Number: 14230RL

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We are seafarers. Since we came from the sea originally we may be forced to return to the sea. However, before there were no passports, no land rights etc - now it would be a difficult journey.

Now where would we go next? A migration – it depends on what culture would receive us. I guess we would just be sailing away… we would have no trouble travelling.

Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Stunning Melanesian Aesthetic Energized with Powerful Modernist Expression… Rusiate Lali is a man of his times. Coming from a long lineage of potters, carvers, tapa cloth and fibre artists, Rusiate is one of the most exciting and provocative artists to exhibit at Gallery Gondwana. Back in 1999 when he was named 'Contemporary Fijian Artist of the Year' - his work was a sensuous mix of past and present, myth and reality. With a number of solo and group exhibitions under his belt, and a body of work that continues to grow, evolve and surprise, every new exhibition is eagerly anticipated… and so we look forward to his London Exhibition in September 2017…

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