synthetic polymer paint and ochre on Belgian linen
350 x 180 cm
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ID: 13725 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Directly commissioned from the artist.
Kimberley Art, VIC
Private Collection, Vic.
Sold with photographs of the artist creating the work.Exhibited
Earth. Fire. Water - Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, May 2015, Coo-ee Art GalleryStory
Reference: Although he began paintings in the early 1970's, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa's reductive, linear works first appeared in the mid 1990's. While it may be challenging to reconcile these contemporary images with their traditional content, the overall shimmer he effects with seemingly minimal application radiates the artist's authority and self-assuredness. His technique and the mood he creates by manipulating space allows him to command a greater scale of paintings ? a feature of commissioned works since 1999. However as big pictures they remain uncompromising. His mastery of design principles, often using just two or three colours with core iconic symbols, retains a purity that has set him apart from his peers. In this work, the artist's creative genius lies in combining several different traditional ways of depicting important men's Dreaming sites in a single innovative stylistic format. It imparts the feeling of departure or movement from a particular site onward, through the country, after a period spent sojourning in a particular location for some time.