Andy Leleisi’uao’s newest suite of paintings, Waking Up To The Oculus People, continues his exploration of self-created worlds which act as a metaphor for day to day existence. The societies he creates share common activities and situations, inviting comparisons with our own experience of the everyday.
The fluidity of Leleisi’uao’s visual language is such that the eye easily moves across and between the layers, taking in his single ‘snapshot’ of activity. Separated into strata of different size and colour, the strong horizontals invite reading from left to right, and top to bottom, as with the [Western] written word. Like single pages from the same book, each painting represents a moment in time, but simultaneously suggests that it sits within a larger continuum. Leleisi’uao’s busy creatures appear to have a past and a future beyond the picture plane.
Event Date: Saturday 28 June - Wednesday 23 July 2014
From: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue: Milford Galleries
Address: 9A Earl Street, Queenstown
Organisation: Milford Galleries Queenstown
Contact: Jac Byron or Sally Bulling
Phone: 03 442 6896