Pacifica (Balance Yourself)
Title: Pacifica (Balance Yourself)
Medium: Limited Edition Print
Size: 115 cm x 55 cm
Publisher: Gallery Gondwana
Melanesians are part of a complex web of influences and histories that often places them in situations of conflict and confrontation. They are influenced by encounters and relationships that impact on their life. These encounters include local cultural language and knowledge, various forms of schooling, Christian influences, media and information, and political and cultural changes.
The artist here is highlighting some of the issues concerning Pacific nations and putting forward that there should be a balance in all aspects of life.
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…