On April’s Fools Day in 2008, a serious website was launched. A site named Pasifik Nau, which is an online gallery of contemporary PNG art. I say serious because finally I can say I’ve come across a PNG website for contemporary art which is up to date, makes use of a Blog and RSS feature and is also geared towards selling.
There are a number of other sites out there as well for PNG art, and if you know some good one’s please let us know so I can check them out as well.
I have to admit that usually when I hear the word contemporary art, my mind always goes to the Kauage style of painting, well looks like I was proven wrong when I discovered some fresh new approaches to PNG art on this site. Tom Deko and Martin Morobubuna in particular caught my attention. Tom’s bright lolly pop colours of PNG life mixed in with musical theme’s and some of Martin’s Pacific neo-cubism pieces finally reassured me that contemporary PNG art is alive and well. All it needs is a chance to be seen and to be grown outside of the studios and galleries were everyday people can feel the paint as it speaks to us in its vibrant colours.
The site owners have been collecting allot of these peices since 2005, but if you just want to display your art, bilums or sculptures or even sell, contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org