The Wolf Man
This strong work by Rusiate is a statement on industrialisation. “The Wolf Man” is the corporate world and depicts how man has build their wealth and how nature is affected by it.
The haloes is the sun that brings light into the world and how whatever we do as mankind it affects the world around us. Evoking the spiritualisation of the Trinity and the coporatisation of the Trinity.
The tapa design represent the Pacific people’s struggle with industrialisation, the orange is the our planet earth, representing culture.
The jacket of the Wolf Man is plastered with the voices of the people who are raising the issues about the effects of industrialisation, both the good and the bad…
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…