David Lasisi

Country/Region: Papua New Guinea

Village: Lossu Island, New Ireland

David Lasisi's career as an artist has been distinguished but brief. He comes from Lossu Island in the Province of New Ireland - an area renowned for traditional Malaggan funerary art - and was among the first group of students with secondary education to study at the National Arts School. He enrolled in 1975 - the year of PNG Independence from Australia and, while at the school, was active in seeking to develop a style that resonated to his traditional roots but also to his new persona as a modern PNG artist.

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