Christian Tuki - Vision
I want to paint everything and all, but always seeking for a sense or content. A way to uplift the object or themes I choose. I want to tell that Rapa Nui petroglyphs speak about the food, the fish species, the Tangata Manu (bird man) and the power acquired by possessing his eggs. I want to showcase Rapa Nui, further than it’s moais, to show its people, natural and affectionate people, who love simple things, music and are respectful of nature and its laws. I want to tell that we like being so far away but that we still need to grow and learn. That we are far from being a political majority but we are one of the wonders of the world and even if we don’t have enough votes, we are a recognized world patrimony".
Orongo/Manu Tara 1.50 x 0.90
Textures and Acrylic paint
1.50 x 0.90 mt Acrylic Paint
Typical Rapa Nui man. Pukao (head dressings) feathers, vegetal fibers, sea shells are quite rooted in our culture ever since our ancestors. Long time ago they used to have different meanings. Nowadays I believe they have to do with investing certain objects with a special power or as lucky charms.
To find out more about the work of Rapa Nui Artist Christian Tuki, please visit his website at http://www.tukirapanui.cl where you can find the latest information and details of planned exhibitions.
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