Patience

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Incredible contemporary paintings made in the tradition of Aboriginal Australian painting at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. Emily Kame Kngwarreye is one woman in particular who created incredible things that were beyond anything anyone had already done in the art world. I see a lot of visual parallel to Yayoi Kusama’s infinity nets, but instead of originating in one woman’s obsessive mind, these paintings are routed in collaboration, community, tradition, and spirituality.

Artists listed in order: Shorty LUNGKATA TJUNGURRAYI, Timmy PAYUNGKA TJAPANGARTI, Poly NGAL, and Walangkura (Jackson) NAPANANGKA.

5 thoughts on “Patience

  1. newer ones on canvas, but they were traditionally done on flat wood bark or hollow logs– then also switched to masonite for a while.

    They range in size. There are small ones 1 ft x 1 ft, but the largest ones are 4 or 5 ft x 8 or 9 ft.

  2. Virtuoso technique, but also an unusual aesthetic expression. I love it when both collude to present us with wonder-full work like this. I’d love to see it in person – both the small and the large.

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