Artist ready to showcase works
His art is based on storytelling, covering issues in our society such as environment, culture, traditions, and the struggles of everyday life. Mr Buli is one of the current members of the Waisiliva Arts Initiative which is based out of the mainland to draw attention of urban influences, but to give a different feeling of what art is all about in a free environment. However the challenges for an established artist like him are still recognition and support from the local community. “My hope and dream is that we will have our own National Art Gallery in Fiji one day which will allow us artist to establish our work in,” he said passionately. His advice to upcoming young artists is to be themselves and to always trust their talents. Mr Buli will be having three more art exhibitions later this month at the Oceania Arts Centre in USP, Leleuvia Island Resort, and the National Art Exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Suva.
“Art is not about portraying a perfect picture. For me it’s more a self-portray of who you don’t know. The more I dwell within me the more curious I became about the millions of things I don’t know about myself,” said Mr Buli. Edited by Jonathan Bryce
Irami Buli with one of his art pieces.