Samuel Tupou

Samuel Tupou

New Tapa Summer Collection

09 December–27 January 200609 Dec–27 Jan 2006

Samuel Tupou makes decorative graphic works, screenprinted on perspex. Conflating images from his Tongan cultural inheritance with imagery from pop art and popular culture, they are equal parts tapa and Warhol. The work pays tribute to Island values as it evacuates them.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where the IMA now stands, and pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging.