Kudditji Kngwarreye (KK-1046) – My Country (90cm x 120cm)

Kudditji Kngwarreye (KK-1046) – My Country (90cm x 120cm)

$4,350

Acrylic on Linen

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SKU: KK-1046
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Product Description

Artist: Kudditji Kngwarreye
Painting: My Country
Size: 90cm x 120cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen

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Like his half-sister Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Kudditji, seems set to take his place as one of Australia’s foremost indigenous artists. Born around 1925, he had a traditional bush upbringing and worked as a stockman and mine worker for many years. He is a traditional custodian of many important Dreamings of the land and men’s business and ceremonial sites located in his country at Utopia Station, about 230km north east of Alice Springs. During his younger days Kudditji frequently took the young boys hunting emu in these lands, merging tradition with practice as part of their initiation as men. It is the land of this experience that he now paints in his ‘My Country’ works. Kudditji has participated in many international exhibitions. When he began painting around 1986, he was encouraged to paint in the fashionable style of the time, executing traditional works with detailed infill. Some years later, he came to find his current style of abstract imagery, bold colour use and intuitive interplay with space and form. Initially this style was not welcomed by galleries and for a time he returned to his (then) more successful traditional style of work. However, the artist’s voice was not to be denied for long, and he later resumed his exploration into the abstract and continues to follow his unique approach today to critical acclaim.