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A painter's painter: Soft Water Hard Stone, review

Contemporary HUM

February 2022

New York-based writer Clare Gemima visited the New Museum Triennial and met with its curators to consider the work of Aotearoa-based artist Christina Pataialii, whose works feature in the exhibition.

Challenging our expectations of contemporary painting and questioning the established ‘rules’ of colour, composition and material, Pataialii blurs the line between her place as an emerging contemporary painter, celebrated in the Aotearoa and international art world, and her father’s work as a house painter in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, pointing to complex questions about the gaps in the cultural spaces we inhabit.

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