This art book was produced to accompany artist Andy Leleisi'uao's first survey exhibition, KAMOAN MINE at TSB Wallace Arts Centre | Pah Homestead in 2019.
'Since 1995, Andy Leleisi'uao has crafted an intrinsic statement of the human condition. In the beginning, his work focused on issues surrounding Pacific diaspora in New Zealand, confronting domestic violence, poverty, racism, unemployment and youth suicide. These are themes still revisited. More recently, Andy's works have evolved into fantastical universes of emergent societies populated by strange creatures that are free of traditional human prejudice. It is a genesis point, a veritable human reset button.
His influence range is enormous, he draws from ancient and modern history, literary history, art history, pop culture history, world headlines, personal experiences, he rarely leaves a stone unturned. He tells the story of what we can be as a species, regardless of our cultural stature, religious convictions, skin colour or sexual orientation'. (Extract from Kamoan Mine)
Andy Leleisi’uao grew up in Mangere, South Auckland. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had eighty five solo exhibitions to date including numerous group exhibitions. In 2017, he won the prestigious Wallace Art Award. Andy is represented by Artis Gallery in Auckland.
Andy Leleisi'uao also has a selection of small scale artworks for sale at Moana Fresh.
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