Alofa mo Poutasi
A limited edition print by internationally recognised Samoan-New Zealand artist, Fatu Feu'u. He has been pivotal in shaping the interest in contemporary Pacific art globally and nurturing a generation of Pacific artists locally, leading to his reputation as the “Father of contemporary Pacific art”.
Feu’u explores motifs of Pacific and particularly his Samoan culture, but with a strong modernist interpretation. His love of Picasso and the early 20th century modernists is also evident in his distinctive style – which sees him recognised as one of the leading New Zealand Pacific artists.
Over recent years, his works have expressed the rebuilding, physically and spiritually, of the tsunami which struct Samoa in 2009 – particularly the Poutasi area, where Feu’u holds chiefly status. His thoughts on life are “woven” into his canvases, with the constant use of siapo (tapa or bark cloth) designs that refer to his ancestry and heritage.
NZD 1800 unframed
NZD 2150 framed