King Street Gallery on William

Telly Tu'u


27 January – 13 February 2021

My latest body of work is an ongoing inquiry into how and what makes an ‘interesting’ painting. My culture has been critical in how I see my painting; the Samoan Pe’a (tattoo) or Tapa cloth for example, each consist of patterns that are abstracted from nature, so abstraction has always been something I am comfortable with. My latest paintings have become a lot more atmospheric and some of the gestural marks are less obvious. I like the idea that the forms appear to be ‘falling apart’ with some fragments suspended in time.