Lalovai Peseta is an artist based in Savai’i, Samoa. His contemporary paintings draw strongly from his experience and proficiency with the traditional Samoa arts of carving and tattooing. His enjoyment in experimenting with common perceptions of Samoan symbolism through abstract expression and the playful use of colour, shape, form—particularly Samoan tatau designs—are prominent features of his work. Traditional Samoan tattoo designs have become a signature feature of his artwork, and provide a platform for Lalovai to explore the borders between traditional Pacific culture and contemporary art.