Medium: Limited Edition Reproduction Print
Size: 112 cm x 137 cm
Publisher: Gallery Gondwana
This edition 2/50 is framed (black)
Photo available of the framing on request
In Rusiate’s Fijian cultural heritage, Turukawa, the large bird in the center right of the painting, represents the Spirit, the land and identity. He watches over us, reminding us not to forget where we come from. The reminder is also a warning as symbolized by the toppling of famous American icons but the threat is somewhat tempered and rendered impotent by the nostalgic, slightly comical black and white movie-esque quality of the original painting.
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…