Riki Tipene - Whangamata
Riki grew up in the Waikato and also in Whangamata on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. His inspiration comes from an area surrounded by a magnificent korowai (cloak) of native Forest, Waterways, Estuaries and the Te Moana (Ocean). Most of the themes in his artwork contain these natural elements and are prevalent in the different mediums that Riki creates whether it be design, painting, sculpture or wall hanging relief pieces.
Riki has set up his own studio at home where he has been producing an array of art pieces for exhibitions and supplying Galleries. Throughout the last 12 years Riki has spent most of his time focused on more substantial commissions for private collectors, pubic displays and government departments.
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