Kudditji Kngwarreye paints aerial views of his country that reflect the changing seasons as well as the areas of spiritual significance. Kudditji is a very senior Lawman and an Elder for the Ammatyerre speaking people from Utopia.
Using his unrivalled and unique knowledge of his country, Kudditji began to experiment with the synthetic polymer paint to eradicate the pointillist style altogether and to use a heavily loaded paint brush to sweep broadly across the canvas in stages, similar to the western landscape plane. These romantic images of his country express Kudditji‘s extensive knowledge and love to it in an intensive way never seen before.
About the artist:
Kudditji Kngwarreye is a senior man of the Eastern Anmatyerre language group from Alhalkere on the Utopia homelands, about 270 km north east of Alice Springs. Kudditji (pronounced Kubbitji), was born around 1928. He is the younger brother of renowned Utopia artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. As a young man Kudditji worked as a stockman on cattle stations around his traditional country, and took other occasional jobs including working as a gold miner.
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