Matariki logo
Matariki Gallery - Maori Kunst
Maori Vlas Weefkunst
Home Kunstvoorwerpen Hedendaagse Maori Kunst Muziek Symboliek Nieuws Maori New Zealand Contact Links

English Version
Pollock Carving Triptych - M04134
Size: 3 pieces each 258x205mm PVA and acrylic on 20mm box canvas

This painting is a pure exploration in paint, its movement and form and freedom but overlaid with the designs of the Maori carving tradition, and is based on the work of Jackson Pollock and his influence on me during this present stage of development. This work is part of a concept I have been working on, that of interactive art. Art that can inspire peoples own creativity, like building blocks for grown-ups. For this reason we have wired the pieces on each side so they can hang any way and in any formation. The relief glue panels give the dimension of carving in a contemporary way, accentuated by metallic highlights. I wish to explore modern techniques, and materials from the point of view of my Ancestors, including the paradox of materialism and earning a living, and quantity and speed vs. quality and craftsmanship. These are the issues which cause conflict within modern Maori, and permeate not only the work, but the doing.


Maori Bonecarving Maori Houtsnijwerk Teko Teko Maori Jade hanger

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional

Matariki is onderdeel van handelshuis Oceania.

Maori Moko Masker