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Gibrael’s Landscape

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Landscape, News Comments Off on Gibrael’s Landscape

About Gibrael Political CommenPortraits of Emotion Traditional Culture All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and thanks to the artists. (For Full Screen click small box at the bottom of the slideshow box).
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Gibrael Traditional Culture

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Traditional Culture, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael Political Commentary Portraits of Emotion All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Artists, Gibrael Portraits of Emotion, News 3 Comments »

Through his art and their titles Gibrael converses with his people and us to let us know the inner feelings of the Timorese after Independence and the violence of disunity and conflict in 2006. Gibrael Political Comment Traditional Culture All Photographs courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Political Comment

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Political Commentary, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael shows through his paintings a deep concern for the detritus of modern consumer culture the need for political unity in Timor and  the influence of the values of the  international community in the changes in his country. All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom) Art of Gibrael Gibrael Portraits Gibrael Traditioanal Culture Gibrael Landscape
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Aze Traditional Culture

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Aze, Artists, Aze Traditional Culture 1 Comment »

Back to Aze Aze Portraits Aze Carvings. All Photographs courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Aze Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Aze, Artists, Aze Portraits, News 1 Comment »

Back to Aze Aze Traditional. Aze Carving All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the Artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Carving 2009

October 28th, 2009 jen Posted in Carving 2 Comments »

The carvings in this slideshow have been provided by Arte Moris the Free Art School in Dili. The artists Aje and Aze are from Cova Lima. Back to Aze
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Timorese Tais & Traditional Culture in Paintings by Suai Artists

July 3rd, 2009 jen Posted in Art & Tais, News, Traditional Culture 4 Comments »

These works show how Timorese traditional culture and their traditional textile the tais are appearing in the work of the artists from Cova Lima Suai and redefining Timorese culture for a new audience in the international art market. The slideshow includes more work of senior artist Natalino dos Reis Pires whose work featured in Melbourne at the recent Arte Moris Bundoora Exhibition, as well as the work of Rius, Mari and Gibrael. More about Natalino dos Reis Pires There are over thirty images in this slideshow. They begin loading randomly at low resolution. When they have finished loading there is a slideshow controller at the bottom you will see by hovering or clicking the cursor there; there is also a small square where you click to view full screen images. (Recommended)
In 2006 Artists working in Arte Moris the free art school in Dili had already begun encouraging their students to paint on the tais. For those familiar with the culture of Timor and the tais the motifs in the paintings and drawings will be easily identifiable. For those  who are unfamiliar with the tais you can see a good selection of tais in our story about the Exhibition and Forum held in St Kilda in 2008 where there are many great examples of tais several from Suai Covalima and an article. In the paintings and drawings shown here, sometimes the tais is used as a canvas in others the strong history of patterns that appear in tais and the stripe are prominent either as background or patterned into the figures. In one painting by Gibrael it is painted as the thorny skin of a crocodile that floats on a background pattern depicted with geometric lines similar to those found in Covalima tais. Also there are the familiar traditional grass roofed houses above a man and a woman doing a traditional dance with cloth. In another work by Natalino a collection of traditional icons such as the golden buffalo horn head-dress are layered in oil on to a reed mat, a Biti that is used for sitting on the ground for conversation, hospitality and meetings. Interestingly the majority of portraits in this collection that include the tais in some form are of women who are the primary producers of tais. In the portraits the transformation of  Timor’s culture is undeniable if you compare the view of Senora Pires in the black western suit and white shirt  in front of a bright tais featuring the synthetic colours of Indonesian cottons frequently used today, to the portraits of women clothed in tais or cotton sarongs or surrounded by tais in the more muted and subtle natural dyes of the traditional tais. Mari has created an interesting portrait of a man titled ‘The Culture Face’ in which he has used a variety of traditional pieces including the tais as the material of the head. In his paintings Mari has used the tais to create political narratives. In the work ‘Together’ Mari has used the stripe, the crocodile symbol and a generic traditional house  woven together. In another titled ‘Imperialism’ he has used the tais to section the canvas in to nine areas at the centre of which are houses with varying shaped roofs that signify they are from different districts in East Timor. At the centre bounded by the tais is a rectangular Portuguese style house with the buffalo horn laid on the ground before it in the foreground. East Timor’s tragic history is poignantly represented in Natalino’s tragic and poetic painting ‘Tragedia’ in which a traditional house is patterned entirely with red tais while a shredded red tais drips like blood from fragments of structural pieces in the background. Rius has used the tais in more abstract form in his beautiful pieces titled ‘Timor Nabilan’ (2008) and ‘Rai Hamutuk’ (2007) but the influence of the tais on Timorese life is very clear. Included in the slideshow is the work of Mari, Gibrael and Rius also from Suai. Unfortunately since Gabi just gave me copies of her files during a very busy visit, I don’t have the surnames of Mari Gibrael or Rius, so apologies to them we will put that right as soon as we can. You can see the work of Natalino featured in the Arte Moris Exhibition in Melbourne recently and read more about him here.  All the work of the artists is for sale by contacting Gabi through the Arte Moris website.
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Arte Moris – Bundoora Exhibition

June 3rd, 2009 john Posted in Art, Arte Moris Bundoora Exhibition 5 Comments »

The  gallery of art below is the work of Natalino dos Reis Pires featured in the Bundoora Exhibition in May 2009.  Natalino  is from Suai Loro on the Timor Sea near Suai. More about Natalino. If you wish to be notified each time a new post goes up here use the RSS Feed button
This work is part of a wider exhibition of artists from the Arte Moris, the free art school from Dili Arte Moris Anata's work reflects his interest in the traditional life of his village which is still alive and well, colonialism, and independence and their impacts on the lives of the Timorese people and his family.
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Pintura Foin Sae St Kilda 2008

September 1st, 2008 jen Posted in Art of Sergio da Costa, News, Portraits-Tetun, Youth Portrait Exchange 1 Comment »

31 Julho 2008 Jen posta iha Arte hosi Sergio da Costa, Noticia, Sergio da Costa: Pintura Ho Commentariu Editar [Nota: clicar ba pintura bodi atu halo “galleria mosu sai, hotu tiha rolar/dada tama ba galleria usa butan ‘Next” ho ‘Back’ maka besik karuk no kwana nian leten] [Hatudu hanesan demonstrasaun eslaide/pertunjukan slaid] Ba naton (quandu) Pat Jessen hakara artista sira halo pintura kona ba Juventudu Suai, hau tau matan ba hau nia belun Sergio da Costa husu nia tulun/ajuda.Pintura ho desenhu sira ba tela/kain kampas kiik sira iha leten nee Sergio nian kontribusaun ba Pat Jessen nian projetu. Projetu nee bodik hadiaa fatin ba juventudu sira iha Suai atu tara hamutu ho pintura rihun ida maka juventudu sira hosi Port Phillip no hosi cidade ida iha Japaun naran Obu bodik arte galeria foun iha liras foun ida hosi St Kilda Town Hall (Prefeitura/Gedung Wali Kota Santa Kilda nian). Imajen sira maka studente Australiana sira pinta tiha ona kona ba sira aan duuk fo contrapontu foin ida kona ba pintura fotografia sira hosi juventudu maka profiliku (menarik perhatian) kona ba websitu social hosi networking (rede de contatos). Pintura hosi ema oin nee loke luan fatin bodik konsepsu identidade maka mais fluida liu tan hosi autu-retratu fotografia nian. Hau sei hein permissaun hosi professores arte escola nian bodik atu ‘upload’ (lori hatama ba websitu)galeria hosi studente Port Phillip sira nian pintura. [Nota: Clicar ba retratu/pintura ida bodik atu halo ‘galleria mosu sai, hotu tiha dada teri ba galleria usa butan ‘Next’ ho ‘Back’ maka besik iha leten hosi sorin karuk no kwana.] wide-gallery-w.jpgc_up-portraits.jpgstudets-obu-japan.jpg Pintura sira hosi studente iha cidade Obu iha Japaun incluir iha eksposisaun tan Port Phillip halo belun malu ho cidade Obu. Hau nian razaun bodik incluir pintura sira nee hosi nasaun tolu hamutu tan ita nian nasaun tolu nee ho sira nian istoria hamutu durante Secunda Guerre Mondial (Funu Raiklaran Dala Rua). Ba naton (quandu) Sergio rona ami iha cidade, nia mai hasoru ami lori pintura bot tebes ida maka nia halo tihan kona ba uma lulik ida hosi Lautem, Los Palos, iha rai loro saen besik---la faek (nai bei) nian ulun besik. Quandu nia hatudu pintura nee ba Pat, imediatemente Pat horan kontente no husu nia halo pintura ida. Aumenta tan Butan hosi Bookmark (Marcador de paginas]social.
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