Kate Owen Gallery presents 30 Emu Dreamings by Kudditji Kngwarreye, Sydney Australia

Kate Owen Gallery presents 30 Emu Dreamings by Kudditji Kngwarreye, Sydney Australia

Kudditji Kngwarreye, Emu Dreaming,Kate Owen Gallery, 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.05.08

A rare solo exhibition of 30 paintings by Kudditji Kngwarreye.

Paintings by the eighty year old legend Kudditji, are hot property right now both here and internationally, as his highly individual works soar in popularity. Like his late sister Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Kudditji (pronounced goo-beh-chee) seems set to take his place as one of Australia's foremost indigenous artists.

Kudditji is a traditional Aboriginal Lawman and Custodian of his land - a person of some importance. Beginning painting in the 1980's with works in the dot style format, his dreamings have profoundly evolved into extraordinary juxtaposed colour fields - startling in both composition and hue. Harsh or soft but often surprising to the western eye, his painterly style maps out the creation, his country, and his traditional emu dreamings.

While his spatial, painterly compositions have a Rothko-esque quality to them, the work of this Anmatyerre elder from the Northern Territory is clearly a unique Australian voice.

His highly intuitive and gestural method of painting, together with his juxtaposed colour saturated spaces is groundbreaking and although he is already well collected it is felt by many industry insiders that his work is poised for a major market leap. This is an exhibition not to be missed!

Opening: 6:00 - 8:30pm, Thursday 15 May 2008.
Continuing: until 6 June, 12 - 6pm Wednesday to Sunday.

A Special Preview of this exhibition is also currently available as part of the Aboriginal Art Directory artist slideshows. » View the 30 Emus Dreamings slideshow.

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