Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri told us that these lines are inspired by the roots of the yam plant travelling under ground. But to the casual observer these have more in common with Keith Haring’s pop techniques than anything traditional, yet Tjapaltjarri has never studied contemporary art history, these visuals inventions are all his own. Of course as a member of the Papunya Tula Artists he has watched the generations before him but he adds his own spin.
His masterful use of colour combinations causes the eye to wander fields as they suggest a vast space both from views on top of the earth, but also underneath the earth. The pattern of landscape, shifting vegetation, traditional stories, and visual observation everyday inspire his work.
Opening: July 2nd, 10 – 5pm