Fatu Feu'u

Samoa/New Zealand
Born 1946

This is the energy of the faisua oka (Royal clam) during the spawning process. The shell is open; the flesh sinews and flowing nectar are changing colour from white to green to orange and milky blue.

It is seducing the observer with colour, fragrance, taste and movement. This fascinating process is happening before your eyes and you travel in and out of the painting like submerging in the turquoise lagoon experiencing the essence of a complete transformation.

法圖‧斐烏烏

薩摩亞/紐西蘭
出生於1946

此作所表現的是「faisua oka」(皇家貝)產卵過程中所展現的精力能量,此時貝殼張開,肉、韌帶與流動的汁液變換著顏色,由白轉綠,再由綠轉為橘與乳藍。

這樣的色彩、香氣、風味與動作誘人入迷。你親眼目睹著這個引人入勝的過程,神遊於畫中,宛若潛入這藍綠色的潟湖,親身體驗著整個蛻變的精髓。

法圖‧斐烏烏
Fatu Feu'u




Faisua Oka - Royal Clam 2007
Oil on canvas, three panels 180 x 360 cm
Collection of the artist

Fatu Feu'u is internationally renowned as a Pacific painter, printmaker and sculptor. His images always convey an intense response to his upbringing in Samoa and the ancient culture of its people.

The land and sea of Samoa informs Feu'u's paintings and fills them with visual conversations about the past and the present. Here, there are two images alluded to, firstly a hot and densely forested bush scene as well as the inter-mixing of colour within an ocean reef replete with shellfish.

皇家貝 2007
油彩、畫布 180 x 360 cm
藝術家自藏

法圖‧斐烏烏是享譽國際的太平洋畫家、版畫家兼雕塑家。他的作品圖像總是濃烈地傳達著他的反芻思索,包括對他個人在薩摩亞的生長養成與其族人的古老文化。

薩摩亞的土地與海洋讓斐烏烏的畫作充滿視覺上的對話,那是關乎過去與現在的對話。此作指涉著兩種意象,一是炎熱茂密的灌木林景象,另一則是佈滿貝類的大洋礁石所展現的繽紛色彩。