Untitled (Kirrimalunya claypan) by George Tjungurrayi - 2005 | Michael Reid Gallery

George Tjungurrayi
Untitled (Kirrimalunya claypan), 2005

acrylic on linen
153 x 122 cm
$25,000

Provenance:
Papunya Tula Artists, NT – Cat. no GT0508007

Caruana & Reid Fine Art exhibition, Above and Beyond – Fine art works sourced on our May 2007 Aboriginal art tour, 18th July – 4th August 2007

George Tjungurrayi 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 Tjungurrayi was one of the original senior men to paint school murals with Geoffrey Bardon, which is considered the catalyst of the Papunya Tula 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. 

In 1997 George had his first solo exhibition in Sydney, and has since exhibited globally. In April 2017, George Tjungurrayi was announced as one of the first 21 artists to be included in the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018).

This artwork is located in Sydney

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