Embracing the rhythmic flow of vibrant colours and abstract style, Russell Kereama’s vivid works seek to create the beauty of nature on canvas and to reflect upon the three main elements that remain endless inspiration to the artist: earth, sky, and water.

Born in New Zealand and currently residing in Byron Bay, Australia, Kereama belongs to the Maori tribe. Graphic patterns resembling traditional Maori imagery meet a contemporary twist, with vibrant op-art quality and colour; there is movement to every ripple of Kereama’s work. The artist channels the accelerated expressionism of Jackson Pollock — whom he admits of one of his greatest influences — whilst achieving a sense of calm in his work, that which comes from, “The spirit inside of [him].”

On aesthetics, Kereama notes, “My artwork appeals to anyone that is not afraid to use colour, movement and texture as a backdrop to their own distinctive decorating style.” Thus, it comes as no surprise that Kereama’s work is sought after internationally by interior designers, and private collectors alike.

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