Kudditji Kngwarreye & Idris Murphy

10th June - 18th July 2020

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, Kudditji 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 Kudditji Kngwarreye's paintings through his own work.

A renowned Australian artist, Idris 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 from June 10th.

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  1. Kudditji Kngwarreye - 'My Country' A4965 - 59 x 200cm Sold
  2. Idris Murphy | Three Shadows Ochre House

    45 x 44cm

    acrylic and collage on board

    $7,500.00
  3. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series VI

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    $1,500.00
  4. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series II

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    $1,500.00
  5. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series I

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    $1,500.00
  6. Idris Murphy | Hillside, Mutawintji

    45 x 44cm

    acrylic and collage on board

    $7,500.00
  7. Idris Murphy | Kimberley Equilibrium

    198 x 198cm

    acrylic on aluminium

    $48,000.00
  8. Idris Murphy | Wash Away

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on board

    $9,500.00
  9. Idris Murphy - 'Drought Clouds' - 76.5 x 76.5cm Sold
    Idris Murphy | Drought Clouds

    76.5 x 76.5cm

    acrylic on linen

     
  10. Idris Murphy | Changing Shadows

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on board

    $25,000.00
  11. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3723

    128 x 232cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $17,200.00
  12. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4647

    61 x 61cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $2,100.00
  13. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3620

    128 x 179cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $13,500.00
  14. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4105

    94 x 123cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $6,200.00
  15. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4672

    57 x 57cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $2,000.00
  16. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4099

    92 x 121cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $6,200.00
  17. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3451

    64 x 128cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $4,750.00
  18. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4692

    55 x 83cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $2,600.00
  19. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4690

    61 x 76cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $2,700.00
  20. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A4633

    61 x 76cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $2,700.00
  21. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A5608

    335 x 205cm

    acrylic on linen

    $40,000.00
  22. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3632

    128 x 181cm

    acrylic on canvas

    $13,500.00
  23. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series VII

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on paper

    $1,500.00
  24. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series V

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on paper

    $1,500.00
  25. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series IV

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on linen

    POA
  26. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series III

    20 x 29cm

    acrylic on paper

    $1,500.00
  27. Idris Murphy - 'Shadows and Last Light - The Kimberley's' - 45x44cm Sold
  28. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A6947

    195 x 205cm

    acrylic on linen

    $23,000.00
  29. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3610

    75 x 128cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,500.00
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