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Christina Pataialii

Born in 1988, Auckland, New Zealand

Lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand


Christina Pataialii’s colourful, spontaneous paintings land on the intersection of abstraction and figuration. Ranging from small to gigantic, they show the artist’s great attention to the way they occupy space and the impact they have on their audience. Being a daughter of a house painter, Pataialii is drawn to experimentation with artistic materials: she dynamically uses and combines acrylics, spray paints and house paints on hand-stretched drop sheets. Contextualised by her bicultural Samoan ...Read more