Radio New Zealand – Artist Sofia Minson to paint modern portraits of Maori with Moko facial tattoos

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Radio New Zealand interviews Sofia Minson on her portraits of modern Maori with Ta Moko (facial tattoo)

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“Maori Jesus” portrait painting with moko (traditional face tattoo) by Sofia Minson

Maori Jesus” is Sofia Minson’s depiction of the Messiah as tangata whenua (indigenous Maori) with full-face moko (traditional tattoo).

'Maori Jesus' acrylic painting by Sofia Minson on loose canvas, 1480 x 970mm, 2014

Maori Jesus‘ by Sofia Minson, acrylic and flashe on loose canvas, 1480 x 970mm, 2014

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Sofia Minson Paints Tiki Taane’s Portrait on 40ft Shipping Container

In February 2014 I was commissioned to paint a portrait of musician Tiki Taane on a 40ft shipping container on Queens Wharf on Auckland’s downtown waterfront. Click here to watch the timelapse video.

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Photo courtesy of Brendan Kitto Photography

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Six Original Paintings by Sofia Minson for only $300 each at Parnell Gallery’s Christmas Art Exhibition

Parnell Gallery’s Christmas Exhibition from Saturday 30th November until Monday 2nd December features small and affordable artworks by many of their artists.

All six of my new, original paintings are 300 x 300mm, acrylic on loose canvas and available for $300 each.


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