On this beautiful phonolite stone from Raiatea island, the sculptor Teva VICTOR partnered with the rock and followed its lines and pursued his inspiration toward new forms and movement.
Wishing to ally the traditional Marquesan anthropomorphic Tiki (characterized by its eyes, ears, and corner of the mouth), with the human realism of its lips and nose: creating a fusion of two worlds, thus awakening an unconscious familiarity.
In this vision, adding diagonal and circular lines allows to emphasize certain aspects that can be found on the traditional Tiki, and at the same time proposes new rhythmic : The elliptic lines symbolizing a cyclical creative energy of transformation, expressing movement and constant change. Just like a walking person who evolves, this movement expresses the adaptation necessary to survive the surrounding world in constant change.
Everything changes, nothing perishes (Ominia mutantur, nihil interit) Ovid Metamorphosis.Thus, this Tiki-Teva is where the modern and the traditional meet, between yesterdays and today’s world.
Most of the art piece lets the observer appreciate the original stone and its natural beauty. A subliminal way to honor Mother Nature which houses and nourishes us : allowing us to live. By leaving the great majority of the piece unaltered, the artist talks to the collective unconscious of the observer, leading him/her to consider the beauty of giving back to Nature its due predominant place. It is an omnipresent theme of this artist.This sculpture (Tiki-Teva#13) follows the questionings of the 2012 piece « No hea mai matau » (Tiki-Teva#2), about the origin of the Tiki.
Tiki-Teva #16 Abstract
Phonolith Stone from Moorea Island
116 x 60 x 30cm
Commissioned by an art collector, this piece is going to ship to a Manor in West Sussex, UK.
a touch of Polynesian tradition, revisited by modern lines that cut the untouched natural texture of the original stone. Curves of silex-style broken river bed passing from one side to the other through a beach of the mind.
who are we really, but a multitude of different facets of ourselves…
OFA’I A’A FAROFARO
Currently in Corsica
Stèle Pomare IV
Commemorative stele of Queen Pomare IV in the gardens of the Territorial Assembly of French Polynesia
Currently in Saudi Arabia
Currently in a restaurant in Bora Bora
LIGNE DE PENSÉE N°1
« Line of Thought » collection
Tu Mata Arii
Currently in Malibu (California)
Te po e te ao
Order of a Polynesian « Mariane » for the Town Hall of Mataiea.
Puhi no Mataiea
Phonolith stone from Moorea
Raiatea’s Phonolith Volcanic Rock
Tahiti Volcanic Rock (Basalt)
A line of life, of journey on this earth, marked out by levels, stages, experiences, which lead us to grow, to broaden our understanding of things, to broaden our perception of things, to communicate better, to better open the eyes and the senses on Life, with gratitude and open-mindedness …
Is it an Egyptian reference, like a totem from an ancient forgotten terrestrial or extraterrestrial civilization? A reverence towards something greater, higher, calming, Universal, which is, in fact, inside each of us …
Jeu de Lumiere sur l’eau
Punaruu Green Speckle Volcanic Rock
Phonolith stone from Moorea Island
157 x 70 x 40cm
Mixing diffenrent styles in this unique piece creating surprise as we change angles. The lines caressing and undulating are violently cut, leaving place for a new perception.The artist here mixed classical to abstract, leaving his iconic signature untouched: the lips.
Piece now in a Manor in West Sussex, UK
115 x 60 x 50cm
« Ruahätu » god of the oceans.This is an art commission by the Ministry of Culture of Tahiti island. The artist tempted to recreate an ancient Ti’i from memorable times.Elements from the face or the body are just barely visible, giving an impression that it has been worn by time. A symbolic sea urchin leads to understand that this is an artistic representation of the Ruahätu god.
Now present on the archeological site of Marae Mahaiatea in Papara (Tahiti island)
Phonolith stone From Moorea island
150 x 140 x 50cm
Piece in a restaurant in Bora Bora
NAISSANCE D’UN TIKI
O VAI OE?
Currently in Nukutepipi island
Currently in front of the Grand Théatre of the Maison de la Culture
Currently on a motu in Bora Bora
Currently at the Maison de la Culture (Tahiti)
Currently in France
Question de point de vue…