Ernesto Ovalle

Hailing from Colombia, Ernesto moved to Aotearoa in 1999 and quickly drew comparisons between his Colombian indigenous tribe (Muisca) and Māori culture. Ernesto has attended both Tai Poutini Polytech in Greymouth and Elam School of Fine Arts. His style leaves an intentional rougher look, drawing inspiration from the connection between the stone and the whenua (land). Read more.