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#252 "My Country" Kudditji Kngwarreye - (Yellow/Reds): ABORIGINAL ART: COLLECTORS SERIES: 121x180cm

AUD $7,500.00

Artist Profile: Kudditji Kngwarreye
LANGUAGE: Anmattyerre
REGION: Utopia Central Desert
PAINTING: Belgian Linen 

🎨 Celebrating a Visionary Indigenous Luminary 🌟

Kudditji Kngwarreye (1938 – 23 January 2017), affectionately known as "Goob," was a distinguished Australian Aboriginal artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory. As a brother (through kinship) to the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Kudditji played a pivotal role in shaping contemporary Indigenous Australian art.

Life and Cultural Heritage: Born and raised in the Anmatyerre language group at Alhalkere in the Utopia community, Kudditji had a traditional bush upbringing. He worked as a stockman and mine worker, contributing to the land and becoming a custodian of significant Dreamings and ceremonial sites in Utopia.

Artistic Journey: Kudditji commenced his artistic journey around 1986, drawing inspiration from the success of Albert Namatjira. Over the years, his artwork evolved into a unique and mesmerizing exploration of Dreamings, country, and tradition. His abstract imagery, bold use of color, and intuitive interplay with space and form distinguished him in the Aboriginal art scene.

Artistic Evolution: His spatial, painterly compositions, often likened to Rothko's work, showcased an unparalleled Australian voice. Kudditji's Dreamings, depicted through extraordinary color fields, became a testament to his cultural roots and artistic prowess. His paintings, whether harsh or soft, offered a unique perspective to the Western eye.

International Recognition: Kudditji's impact extended beyond Australia, participating in numerous international exhibitions. His contributions to the contemporary Indigenous art scene earned him a place among the top 50 most collectible artists in Australia, recognized by Art Collector magazine in 2006.

Legacy: Kudditji continued to paint until 2015 when he fell ill, leaving behind a legacy that resonates in the art world. This Collectors' Gem from our gallery owner's personal collection represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of Kudditji Kngwarreye's timeless mastery.

2005: Waterhole Aboriginal Art, Danks Street, Sydney.
2005: New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2005: Colours in Country, Art Mob, Hobart, Tasmania
2004:Waterhole Aboriginal Art, Sofitel Exhibition, Sydney.
2004: My Country, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004: My Country, Japingka Gallery Perth
2003 New Paintings, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Tjukurrpa, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel
1991 Central Aboriginal Art Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1990 Art Dock, Contemporary Art from Australia, New Caledonia.

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