Our new work by Filipe Tohi has literally just landed; Formerly occupying pride of place in the forecourt of the Auckland Art Gallery, The White Cloud has settled on the Glass House lake at Brick Bay, and joins our stable of exceptional works available for purchase.
Filipe Tohi was born in Ngele‘ia, Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, and immigrated to New Zealand in 1978. In his art practice he has created through a pictorial language of simple geometric forms, a technique called 'Haupuha'. Haupuha is the transferring of traditional Haukafa patterns to create a form that explores volume with illusion and lines. These forms represent female and male binding patterns which are used within a pattern called Fakalava.
For further information please contact the arts manager, Jonathan Organ