Lisa Reihana

Selfish Thirst

Selfish Thirst by Lisa Reihana

Artwork Detail

Selfish Thirst explores intimacy through lively, warm and textural, moving patterns. Lisa achieves this through a complex fabric of patterning that can be described as hyper-nature creations. The imagery transforms and mutates as if to illustrate that thought and reality [about sexual intimacy] are patterned ideas… yet we cannot exist in a pattern-free state of mind or reality. Digitally textured and abstracted patterns produce art that explores dynamic relationships between pattern and colour. Reihana intensifies her visual narrative by building tension through variations on timing and frequency of pattern.

Selfish Thirst
Lisa Reihana
Production date
single channel video, standard definition (SD), 4:3, colour, silent
4min 9sec
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2007
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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