23. Women's Dreaming, Tjunkiya Napaltjarri, 42" x 36 "
(92 x 92 cms.) Kintore, 2004
being a great grandmother, Tjunkiya
Napaltjarri is very much an up and coming artist at the moment.
One of the most original stylists amongst Pintupi women painting
today. The sensuality of her painterly brushwork coupled with
her striking iconography charges her work with both clarity and
immediacy. The brushy scumble of variegated golden, yellow, orange
hues, cohere in a luminous surface which feels very alive. The
design is composed by leaving the black background of the painting
to show through as negative space, outlined by a smeary bordering
of beige dots. This joyful painting brings to mind associations
of the primitive motifs on Picassos ceramics and the work
of Paul Klee.