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Rosella Namok

Pink Bamboo - 2016

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
120.5 x 91.0 cm
Price Realised: $2,196.00

MP #359


Provenance

Rosella Namok, Qld Cat No. RNC20160713
Lockhart River Arts, Qld Cat No. 16-597
Private Collection, Tas

Exhibited

Exhibited Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, NT, 2017

Artwork 120.5 x 91 cm : Frame 122.5 x 93 cm

Namok emerged as a member of the Lockhart River ‘Art Gang’ that burst onto the contemporary art scene in the late 1990s. Her symbols can represent both figurative and abstract forms without having to demarcate between the two. They are expressions of a way of life in Lockhart River where ancestral heritage is part of everyday life, and tradition finds form in the modern.

 

Rosella Namok's paintings focus on patterns and marks found in the landscape and the natural world. In this work, Pink Bamboo, you get this sense of intense observation of the surrounding environment and its colours. The intense deep red/wine red colour is set against a deep blue-black ground. This linear, almost geometric painting suggests the very special environment of the artist's tropical home country.