Uili Lousi, Infinity & Beyond
INFINITY & BEYOND
11 NOV – 24 DEC 2016
The symmetrical complex and intricate Tongan patterns, abstracted in rhythm, synchronicity, harmony and ultimately Godly Beauty, form the basis of Uili Lousi’s work. Uili weaves all of his experiences into his artistic practice to create a vibrancy in his work that is described as ENERGY. His work depicts the stillness of FATA-O-TU’I-TONGA (Tongan Royal Motifs), in Motion and Non Motion.
The repetitive motifs create a visual matrix and present a dialectical process of transition from traditional to contemporary and representation to abstraction. He expresses that it is like a fire that has no smoke and does not burn. It is just an inner mounting flame that only illuminates and is at peace with the soul. He takes the art of FATA-O-TU’ITONGA into new realms that emanate, permeate and emit LIGHT and ENERGY.
This year he has been the recipient of the International Emerging Art Award Dubai 2016: awarded one of eight winners from 1600 contestants to exhibit in Dubai's largest outdoor print exhibition AND the Premio Labora Madrid Prize 2016: awarded by Ufofabrik Contemporary Art Gallery for research and ability to combine the best of traditional languages and contemporary art. The award for the Premio Labora Madrid is to do a solo exhibition during the Venice Bieannale in Venice for one month in September 2017.
Uili has exhibited in New York with Ora Gallery, MC Gallery, Limner Gallery and as a narrator for the exhibition with the Bard Graduate Gallery in conjunction with New York Natural History Museum (from 22 April to 18 September 2016). During May 2016, a solo exhibition at the Art!Vancouver, 2016 and then continuing on the next stage of his global cosmic transformation journey to Art Basel, Switzerland in June 2016, New York and London in July 2016. On 18th August 2016 he will be holding a solo exhibition with 12 Gallery at the True Centre – Food and Yoga, Auckland. In September 2016 he will be holding a solo exhibition at the Rotterdam International Art Fair in Rotterdam, and returning to London to launch the ULM (Uili Lousi Math) Collection at the London Pacific Fashion Show, 17-18th September 2016, after that, Rome, New York, Lisbon, Milan, Cologne, Berlin and Barcelona during the rest of September and October 2016.
On the 11th of November 2016, Uili will open his inaugural solo exhibition with PAULNACHE in conjunction with 12 Gallery.