Kelcy Taratoa: http://www.idealog.co.nz/images/issues/12/patronised.jpg

Kelcy Taratoa: http://www.idealog.co.nz/images/issues/12/patronised.jpg

Kelcy Taratoa: http://student.mediarts.net.nz/internet_design/2007b/pataka_site/images/taratoa_2_lge.jpg

Kelcy Taratoa: http://student.mediarts.net.nz/internet_design/2007b/pataka_site/images/taratoa_2_lge.jpg

Kelcy Taratoa: http://www.artzone.co.nz/images/Kelcy%20pic1%20for%20web.jpg

Kelcy Taratoa: http://www.artzone.co.nz/images/Kelcy%20pic1%20for%20web.jpg

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Nz Artist Kelcy Taratoa,.

As a person of Māori, but also Pakeha descent, KELCY TARATOA grew up in an urban environment, with no strong sense of where he fitted in culturally. Much of Kelcy’s work today deals with searching for identity.

As a person of Māori, but also Pakeha descent, KELCY TARATOA grew up in an urban environment, with no strong sense of where he fitted in culturally. Much of Kelcy’s work today deals with searching for identity.

KELCY TARATOA Who Am I? 0010 2005   Acrylic on canvas, 2130 x 1520 mm.    Taratoa's graphic figurative style and use of iconic 'kiwi' symbols would not look too out of place in Te Papa's exhibition, especially next to the hard-edged social criticism of the decade. But he offers a very different experience of the conditions to which these artists responded. The paintings function as imaginative reconstructions of Taratoa's past, particularly addressing his experiences of growing up Maori ...

KELCY TARATOA Who Am I? 0010 2005 Acrylic on canvas, 2130 x 1520 mm. Taratoa's graphic figurative style and use of iconic 'kiwi' symbols would not look too out of place in Te Papa's exhibition, especially next to the hard-edged social criticism of the decade. But he offers a very different experience of the conditions to which these artists responded. The paintings function as imaginative reconstructions of Taratoa's past, particularly addressing his experiences of growing up Maori ...

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