top of page

Struggling people


The painting speaks about the current issues we are going through, how many of us Papua New Guineans are not benefiting from development or government support. From rural areas to urban centres very simple services are neglected. The painting was created more like a puzzle. If you move parts of the pattern in the painting up and down you will see the complete image:  meaning if services were provided to those who need it  our lives would be better and not disjointed and the patterns in the painting not distorted.


Pax Jakupa was born near Goroka in the Eastern Highlands. ​ He is a self-taught painter but one with an artistic pedigree. His father, Jakupa Ako, was the first Highlands artist to exhibit outside PNG. Pax is currently studying a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Goroka.

bottom of page