#164 Rainbow Serpent (Earth/White) - MATTHEW MARALNGURRA: Aboriginal Art 102x88cm
Skin Name: Nakamarrang
Date of Birth: 29/03/1986
Community: Oenpelli : NT
As a young man Maath lived and worked at Kabulwarnamyo, his mothers country, where he was involved in the Wardekken Ranger group which plays an integral role in the management of country in Western Arnhem Land. This intimate experience of country and the natural world is reflected in his work, which continues and develops the tradition of his late grandfather, Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek.In 2009 he was part of a group exhibition titled ’30 Under 30: A New Generation of Indigenous Art’ at Indigenart in Melbourne and Subiaco. In December 2010 he was commissioned to paint a wall painting for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney as part of exhibition Bardayal Nadjamerrek AO (along with other members of his family).Maath’s style combines bold shapes with extremely fine rarrk (hatching). His style is instantly recognisable, while still firmly within the rock art tradition that his country of Kabulwarnamyo is famous for.