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Collection: Indigenous Australian
Medium: Acrylic Painting
Dimensions in centimeters (height x width x depth): 150*90*3
Extra details: signed, dated
Copyright remains with the artist. Reproduction or use of these images is not permitted.
Provenance: Private Collection Hawthorn
This artwork comes with an artist profile and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Born in Alice Springs in 1975, Charmaine Pwerle is a relatively young artist, who has drawn inspiration from her quite famous mother Barbara Weir and her grandmother, Minnie Pwerle. The Utopian artists, including the now highly revered Emily Kame Kngwarreye, have grown in reputation and have contributed a vast array of significant art throughout the history of aboriginal art. Charmaine's innate use of colour and vibrant sweeping, swirl like brushstrokes can be attributed to her grandmother Minnies' love of this sweeping and repetitive motion. In this particular painting 'Awelye' which translates to body paint, depicts the 'Dreamtime stories handed down from her grandmother and passed on through sacred ceremonial rights to the artist herself. It is a vibrant and strong composition which attests to the commitment and highly developed techniques that Charmaine has derived from her artistic family.