ANDY LELEISI’UAO – Inusual Migration – 10 Oct–4 Nov, 2023
“I’m involved with this idea of our consciousness existing in a metaphysical realm.
During this diaspora into this alternative world, I imagine our consciousness
taking human like forms and like all migrants they introduce their own
memory, language and culture to share while assimilating.”
This exhibition of thirteen paintings creates a world imbued with an internal narrative while reflecting and gently commenting on external reality. Connection and dislocation are key themes.
Andy Leleisi’uao is one of the most significant Pacific artists working in New Zealand today and in 2021 was presented the Senior Pacific Artist award from Creative New Zealand.