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Stamps of Consciousness series

Artist: Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 23 x 30 cm

Catalogue Number: 8061RB

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In this series of small paintings, the artist encourages us to walk lightly on the earth. There is reference to Meke, the traditional style of dance performed during celebrations and festivals, flying fish that is found in the rivers of his homeland, Rewa River in Fiji and the Waga the Fijian double canoe. All these are reminding us not to forget where we come from.

This work is from the ‘Stamps of Consciousness - Vignette’ online virtual exhibition (2004) 


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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