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Artist: Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 61 x 61 cm
(Artwork can be rotated)

Catalogue Number: 7599RB

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Where is my lineage from? It is all about tracing back from where we are from.

Going back to the archives to trace the family tree is from… preparation for when climate change forces people back to the ancestral top of the mountain… preparing… 

We are all from one root, one family that branched out to become the Fijian race.

Climate change is forcing people to find their roots… 

A happy painting at the same time – tracing back – where are you from?

Palette mixing together…


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. In 1999 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. His step into the high end fashion world of London in 2016 saw his experimental pieces adorned the catwalk models, then the Spring/Summer fashion show in Alice Springs the same year, saw his paintings transformed into wearable art and fashion. The following year 2017 saw his London Exhibition Climate Change in the Pacific as the opening of the 13th London Pacific Fashion Week…

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