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.



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。


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