Artist: Multimedia artist
Fatu Feu’u is a renowned artist, acknowledged as both a leader and mentor with in the Polynesian community.
Fatu grew up in the village of Putasi in Western Samoa, immigrating to New Zealand in 1966.
Exhibiting since the 1980’s he has been a full time artist since 1988.
He is a multimedia artist and while being primarily a painter he explores a range of other mediums, including bronze, wood and stone sculpture, pottery design, lithographs, woodcuts, and glass works.
Fatu gains inspiration from Polynesian art forms, such as siapo (bark cloth), tatau (tattooing), weaving, carving and ceremonial mask making.
In these forms he has discovered a rich lexicon of motifs and compositional structures.
- Visual Arts
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