Mahiriki Tangaroa – Before & After.

Mahiriki Tangaroa, Before & After. Oil on canvas, 1325x995mm, 2020. Shipping by arrangement. This work is framed.

‘Each of the paintings is a visual feast catapulting you to a campfire where old stories, about the dangerous heights of the mysterious mountains, the spirits of the ever- encircling sea, the expressive radiance of the fauna and flora, are told while dancing and eating. The evolution of her artwork can be read as a metaphorical voyage: Tangaroa’s journey, a voyage of the Cooks Islands as a constructed nation and her own personal voyage as a driving force in modern Pacific art.’

 Arthur Buerms, curator.