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

    acrylic and collage on board

    45 x 44cm

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

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    20 x 29cm

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

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    20 x 29cm

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

    acrylic on polypropylene paper

    20 x 29cm

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

    acrylic and collage on board

    45 x 44cm

    $7,500.00
  7. Idris Murphy | Kimberley Equilibrium

    acrylic on aluminium

    198 x 198cm

    $48,000.00
  8. Idris Murphy | Wash Away

    acrylic on board

    60 x 60cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    76.5 x 76.5cm

     
  10. Idris Murphy | Changing Shadows

    acrylic on board

    120 x 120cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    128 x 232cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    61 x 61cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    128 x 179cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    94 x 123cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    57 x 57cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    92 x 121cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    64 x 128cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    55 x 83cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    61 x 76cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    61 x 76cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    335 x 205cm

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

    acrylic on canvas

    128 x 181cm

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

    acrylic on paper

    20 x 29cm

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

    acrylic on paper

    20 x 29cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    20 x 29cm

    POA
  26. Idris Murphy | Ross River Series III

    acrylic on paper

    20 x 29cm

    $1,500.00
  27. idris murphy | Shadows and Last Light - The Kimberley's

    acrylic and collage on board

    45 x 44cm

    $7,500.00
  28. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A6947

    acrylic on linen

    195 x 205cm

    $23,000.00
  29. Kudditji Kngwarreye | My Country A4636

    acrylic on linen

    57 x 61cm

    $1,400.00
  30. KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE | MY COUNTRY A3610

    acrylic on linen

    75 x 128cm

    $5,500.00
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