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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

My Country - 1994

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
124 x 180 cm
EST. $40,000 - $60,000

MP #242


Provenance

Commissioned by Patrick Corbally Stourton Cat No. EKK1257
Private Collection, NSW

Exhibited

Australian Paintings on canvas, New Works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Corbally Stourton Contemporary Art, Cork Street, London, 1995

By 1992 Emily's fine dotting and symbolic underpaintings on canvas gave way to works in which symbols and tracks were increasingly concealed beneath a sea of dots until eventually they were no longer evident at all. She began using larger brushes to create lines of dots that ran across vibrantly coloured, haptic surfaces. These works became progressively visually abstracted and ethereal.

By the time this paintings on canvas was created in 1994 Emily had developed a style employing larger and larger brushes. With prodigious energy she now created wildly colourful canvases by double dipping brushes into pots of layered paint thereby creating floral impressions with alternately coloured variegated outlines. Despite her age (84 at this time), Emily’s physicality was evident as she painted. Often with a brush in each hand she simultaneously pounded them down on to the canvas spreading the bristles and leaving the coagulating paint around the neck of the brush to create depth and form.