Untitled

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Untitled, 2014

Acrylic on linen

91.1x61

Gallery

Salon 94

United States of America

Price: 25,000 USD

About The Work

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri's paintings—which have become leading international exponents of contemporary painting from Australia—depict undulating landscapes appearing to oscillate and move with visual energy. The artist generates this effect by painting patterned backgrounds on which he meticulously adds tight, meandering lines composed of thousands of dots. These lines and switchbacks correspond to mythical stories of the Pintupi people and the formation of the desert in which they live, operating more as mnemonic devises than representations of narrative or visual memory.

About Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri (born late 1950s, Australia) and members of his family—including younger sister Yukultji Napangati, also an artist—lived a seminomadic life in the Gibson and Great Sandy Desert regions with little or no outside contact until 1984. His paintings—which have become leading international exponents of contemporary painting from Australia—depict undulating landscapes appearing to oscillate and move with visual energy. The artist generates this effect by painting patterned backgrounds on which he meticulously adds tight, meandering lines composed of thousands of dots. These lines and switchbacks correspond to mythical stories of the Pintupi people and the formation of the desert in which they live, operating more as mnemonic devises than representations of narrative or visual memory.

Salon 94

Since its creation in 2002, Gallery Salon 94 has expanded from exhibiting a small group of artists projects in a non-traditional, domestic setting to the support and exhibition of a versatile and eclectic program of artists from around the world. The gallery has long shown both established and emerging artists working in sculpture, painting, fiber, installation, and video. Salon 94 has ushered female artists such as Judy Chicago, Huma Bhabha, Sylvie Fleury, Laurie Simmons and Marilyn Minter towards becoming more established fixtures of contemporary art. The additions of Lyle Ashton Harris, Lisa Brice, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Ruby Neri, and Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri to the gallery’s roster are significant of Salon 94’s desire to expose an audience to artists from countries outside of the United States, with diverse backgrounds.

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