On the 1st April, Regan Tamanui (a.k.a. Haha) and James Wilson are presenting their joint show entitled “Sequence” at Q Bank Gallery in Queenstown, Tasmania.
The work of Haha explores the power of mass media within Australian popular culture. The reality TV phenomena, the religion of sport, criminal lifestyles, get rich quick & instant fame becomes the obsessions, the new virtues of the 21st century.
By using multi-layered stencils of up to 40 layers Haha’s work is a reflection of popular culture. He gets his images direct from the newspaper or from photographing the subject to tell a story of the here & now. Without the aid of a computer, his cutting technique produces lifelike imagery
Haha is a self-taught artist who started off by spray painting stencils on the street & has since then graduated to the gallery.
He uses a diverse range of mediums to produce his images from stencilling and screen printing, to oil and spraypainting.