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

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TVNZ News Te Karere features artist Sofia Minson seeking to portray modern day Maori wearing moko

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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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Album Cover of Tiki Taane’s “With Strings Attached” Features Portrait Painting by Sofia Minson

Tiki Taane’s new album “With Strings Attached: Alive & Orchestrated” features my painting of him on the front cover!

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“With Strings Attached” comes out 31 January 2014. Pre-order your signed copy here

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