"our oldest tradition... is the tradition of innovation"
“My concern is for the future... and how we as Māori bring the old into the new”
Toi Iho Accredited - Visual Artist
Toi Iho™ Māori Made
Kereama Taepa is proud to carry the Toi Iho Mark - the registered and globally recognised trademark of quality and authenticity of Māori art and artists. It is acknowledged as an exceptional cultural initiative by and for Indigenous NZ Māori by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.
Toi Iho distinguishes the work of Māori from others in the marketplace. It seeks to protect Māori art from misappropriation and copycat non-Māori. Rest assured - if you purchase mahi from this website - know that you are purchasing authentic Māori artwork and directly supporting the artist.
Kereama Taepa is a contemporary Māori artist who creates artwork based on customary Māori artforms with a technological twist. Taepa’s works are informed by customary Māori art forms and conventions yet use digital technologies to explore Te Ao Matihiko and it’s relationship to Te Ao Māori.
His work at times remains digital through projections, 3D animations, AR, VR and Online experiences and also manifests physically through digital prints on paper and 3D printed works at various scales. His work also combines multiple technologies within installation experiences. Taepa’s product based work includes 3D printed jewelry and taonga puoro.
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