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Sheyne Tuffery

A Wellington based multi-media visual artist; whose primary mediums are painting, animation and printmaking. His perhaps best known for the dynamic style of his prints and mixed media work. Tuffery describes himself as a paper architect who uses his work to create and represent his own cultural context and sense of belonging.

His prints and paintings often envisage Polynesia as a futuristic urban utopia; with the Samoa fale as the symbolic archetype for skyscrapers, apartment housing and rocketships (vaka). These works reflect Tuffery’s research into his Samoan heritage and symbolism, his travel wanderlust and his taste for big overseas cities.

They also reveal ongoing influences, the world of fantasy, comics and cartoons, which add a sense of immediacy and humour to his subject matter.