137 x 122 cm
acrylic on linen
Courtesy of the artist, Sammlung Klein and Michael Reid Berlin
George Tjungarrayi was born in the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and was a young man when the Papunya Tula movement was beginning. His ‘uncle’, Charlie Tarawa Tjungarrayi, was one of the original senior men to paint school murals with Geoffrey Bardon, which is considered the catalyst of the Papunya Tula art movement.
George’s works are often interpreted as reflections of the desert landscape, the lines representing ripples in the sand cast by the wind. The concentric circles or squares however are a central element of Pintupi paintings symbolising a place or locus. The paintings depict stories of travel across Country.
In 1997 George had his first solo exhibition in Sydney and has since exhibited globally. His work is held in many significant collections across the globe and in 2018 he participated in the Biennale of Sydney.
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