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Nyilyari Tjapanagati: Untitled

Nyilyari Tjapangati, Untitled

The Artist

According to the Utopian Gallery, Sydney, Nyilyari Tjapangati is the second son of the well-known artist Pinta Pinta Tjapanangka. Nyilyari completed his first paintings for Papunya Tula Artists as early as 1999 but didn't begin painting regularly until 2004. He has appeared in group exhibitions every year since then and has work in the National Gallery of Australia and the Araluen Art Centre in Alice Springs.

Untitled by Nyilyari Tjapanagati

The Work of Art

According to the Kate Owens Gallery, Nyilyari usually depicts designs associated with the salt lake site of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay). In ancestral times, a large group of Tingari men visited this site on their travels towards the east. This is a site that was commonly referred to in his father's paintings, however Nyilyari has developed a unique minimalistic style that is very distinctive  and is featured across many of his works of art.

Painted using acrylics on linen, the work of art was acquired by the University of Canberra in 2009.