“I want to create work profoundly embedded in the conviction that we are all connected in a way that is larger than ourselves. I believe that this connection is solely found in love and compassion. Through these fundamental human values I believe people can be moved, wounds can be healed and other people won’t feel so alone, ending loneliness should be the calling of our generation.” - Kana Waiwaiku
Multidisciplinary artist Kana Waiwaiku attended the prestigious Central St Martins College, London.
His art practice incorporates photography, film & painting to produce evocative & emotive meditations on themes of a deeply personal nature. Fascinated with the pursuit of understanding the human experience & with a belief that art can be transmutative & cathartic, he began ambitiously striving to use his work to convey emotional & spiritual undertones.
The resulting work is transformative rather than descriptive, created through introspectively reflecting on lived experiences, emotions & memories. Favouring an immersive approach to working, the quiet beauty produced with the work is inseparable from this unique approach. Patient, & profoundly thoughtful, he is an artist who constantly confronts our mortality & our vulnerabilities through his work.
Kana was a recipient of The Getty Images Creative Bursary 2018 for his body of work on mental illness;“A Sonic Space Where Beauty & Chaos Collide”