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Collection: Indigenous Australian
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions in centimeters (height x width x depth): 146*135*3
Extra details: signed
Copyright remains with the artist. Reproduction or use of these images is not permitted.
Private Collection, Melbourne
Provenance: Utopian Artist, this work comes with an artist profile and a Certificate
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Kudditji Kngwarrerye was born in 1928 in the Utopia area and lived a 'traditional' bush lifestyle for several years until embarking on a painting career. He first started to paint in the'dotted' style of his peers(this being very well received and he was collected by several museums and galleries), but he branched out in later years to a broader and quite 'recognizable' style, which saw patches of bold colour softly dragged across the canvas. Had he been in any way influenced by a Western artist, you could easily compare his works to 'Rothko' abstracts, but knowing that he worked in remote areas with no outside influence whatsoever, is in my opinion, what makes his work so inspiring. Sadly he passed away in 2017, but he leaves behind a very rich legacy of some of the most unique and exciting work to come out of the Western desert.