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Artist Duo Ready To Showcase Their Talent

Two artists are excited to be showcasing their art pieces as part of the Nai Tukuni art exhibition tomorrow. Anare Somumu and John Mausio, two artists whose works are inspired
07 Apr 2017 14:17
Artist Duo Ready To Showcase Their Talent

Two artists are excited to be showcasing their art pieces as part of the Nai Tukuni art exhibition tomorrow.

Anare Somumu and John Mausio, two artists whose works are inspired by culture, society and other aspects, will have their items displayed at the Leleuvia Island Resort.

The resort which is about an hour’s travel from Suva can be reached via boat ride from Bau Landing.

The exhibition is open to anyone that can reach the island and will feature works from 20 artists from April 8 to 12, 2017.

 

Anare Somumu’s art pieces

For Mr Somumu, his art career began in 1991 as an illustrator for children’s books with the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) of the Ministry of Education. He was with the ministry for 15 years.

Mr Somumu’s art consists of contemporary art and painting realism.

With over 26 years experience under his belt, Mr Somumu uses his art to tell his life’s story.

“I’m really looking forward to showcasing my artwork and meeting up with other artists and making a statement through our art,” said Mr Somumu.

His three art pieces for the event are inspired by the land, his culture and tradition. He is also one of the established members of the Waisiliva Gallery.

He attributes his achievements to God and his family, thanking them for their support during his career.

The former art teacher often displays and sells his pieces at the Fiji Museum, especially during events like the Fiji Museum Open Day.

For him his art is a depiction of his life as an artist, a father, and all the things he can relate to in the society.

 

John Mausio’s art pieces

Mr Mausio, however, has dedicated two of his art pieces to his social work in the community.

One of his pieces, called ‘Hanitemausu’ (goddess and guardian in Rotuman legend), is more of a self-reflection journey for the Rotuman native.

He draws his inspiration from society, the communal life of his cultural heritage and everyday struggles of people in the society. He is also inspired by his childhood experiences, his work with marginalised communities, and young people.

Mr Mausio’s style of painting is contemporary art and this will be the third time he will be exhibiting his work this year.

Both Mr Mausio and Mr Somumu have thanked Colin Philp of Leleuvia Resort for his support.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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