We are thrilled to present new works by artist Vincent Namatjira. Vincent´s bold painterly works are conceptually rich and contemporary. His imagery calls on Australia’s colonial history, with recurring references to Captain Cook and the Queen, and on contemporary aspects of Indigenous life. His observational works also chart his personal history and his investigatory search for identity.
Marking out shapes and compositions onto a black background, Vincent paints confident fragments of colour back into his canvas before boldly outlining characters and slowly building a narrative within his paintings. The works are simply laid out, allowing them to be simultaneously engaging yet estranged; there is dynamic naïve strength to his work, a courage and straight-talking defiance in his application of paint.
THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery
BOOTH F02 | Sydney Contemporary 2017
Carriageworks | 7-10 September 2017
Wednesday 6 September: By invitation only
Thursday 7 September: 5pm-9pm
General Opening Hours
Thursday 7 September: 12noon-5pm
Friday 8 September: 11am-6pm
Saturday 9 September: 10am-6pm
Sunday 10 September: 10am-5pm