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Colour in Aboriginal Art

The artists in the Communities we represent are known for their use of bold use of colour with expansive swathes of it journeying across their canvases.  Some like Shorty Jangala Robertson became known as a world class colour field abstractionist were its pioneers Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Clyfford Style.  Shorty would not have been aware of these artists nor their search for myth, meaning and the infinite expressed through abstraction.  Instead he would have drawn on his skin name's Dreamtime stories taking colours from what he saw around him in Australia's Central Desert. With the establishment of art centres he and the other artists accessed many fabulous acrylic paints they utilised to great effect as evidence in the art we sell.  The artists continue to experiment with  colour and technique producing an exciting body of work. Amongst those is the incredibly talented Steven Jupurrula whose work you can see below.

 A good Pantone green making itself onto Aboriginal canvases including those by emerging artist Steven Jupurrula

A good Pantone green making itself onto Aboriginal canvases including those by emerging artist Steven Jupurrula

 We recently sold this piece - new works by Steven Jupurrula will be in the Gallery soon.

We recently sold this piece - new works by Steven Jupurrula will be in the Gallery soon.