Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy

10th June - 18th July

Mitchell Fine Art

With the easing of restrictions and galleries welcoming back art enthusiasts, Mitchell Fine Art presents a vibrant exhibition from an artist born in the remote centre of Australia in the late 1920’s – Kudditji Kame Kngwarreye.

Originally a stockman and a miner, Kngwarreye did not start painting until the 1980’s. A natural colourist, Kngwarreye had an innate ability to combine colours that quite often should not work.

Utilising bold compositions, Kngwarreye manipulated colour and form in highly emotive depictions of his ancestral homelands in Central Australia. His dynamic and contemporary artworks with saturated fields of colour have gained him international recognition and drawn comparison to the work of American abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.

Painting without a predetermined perspective, Kngwarreye’s paintings are visceral and spontaneous and evoke feelings for and connection to country.

‘As an artist he was without inhibition. He painted ferociously, his use of colour was so natural and completely intuitive’ says Mike Mitchell, Gallery Director.

To compliment the exhibition, Mitchell Fine Art has invited Sydney artist Idris Murphy to curate a response to Kngwarreye paintings through his own work.

A renowned Australian artist, Murphy is known for his gestural paintings that depict his intimate awareness and a passionate attachment to the Australian landscape. Idris Murphy continuously refers to inspiration drawn from Aboriginal artists and the holistic experience of the land.

This dynamic exhibition featuring two of Australia’s great landscape artists is showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane from June 10th.

Mitchell Fine Art is open 6 days a week; Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm. The gallery is a large venue and there is ample room to view exhibitions safely and the gallery staff are practising safe social interaction.

For those that are unable to visit Mitchell Fine Art offers virtual exhibition tours via FaceTime or Zoom; please contact the gallery for more information.

Art lovers can sign up to the gallery’s mailing list via the website and can be followed on Facebook and Instagram.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane and has onsite parking available.

To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com.

To view the exhibition online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com 

Image: dris Murphy ‘Kimberley Equilibium’  198 x 198cm acrylic on aluminium

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