MITJILI NAPURRULA "Watiya" Original Signed Acrylic on Linen 183cm x 92cm

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MITJILI NAPURRULA (1945 - 2019)
Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas, 2014

Title: Watiya (Acacia)
Image Size: 183cm x 92cm
Signed: Verso
Condition: Very Good to Excellent for Age of Work

Stretched and Ready to Hang.

Comes with Original Certificate of Authenticity from Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney.

You can also come view this work and many others in our Surry Hills Gallery in Sydney. Please message me to arrange a time to view in person.

Serafin Martinez
Principal, Martinez Art Dealer
Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
ABN 36 561 407 649

Biography:

Mitjili Napurrula began making paintings on canvas in what would become known as her signature style in the early 1990's. 

She was known for using bold colours and solid forms in abstract compositions. Her recurring leafy motif, developed from her mother’s drawings, is a reference to the Watiya Tjuta tree, which is used to create ceremonial wood objects. 

Napurrula’s abstract paintings also approximate elements of the landscape in Uwalki, a desert region characterized by red sandhills and bushes. 

She was the sister of the artist Turkey Tjupurrula Tolson, who is part of the Papunya Tula movement; she was married to the artist Long Tom Tjapanangka.