Kudditji Kngwarreye [1928-]

Kudditji Kngwarreye is the ‘younger’ brother of the late great Emily Kame Kngwarreye – the highest selling female indigenous artist of all time [the National Gallery in Canberra paid AU$1.06 million for one of her paintings in 2007]. As a traditional custodian of many important Dreamings, Kudditji now paints ‘his country’ as he see it, in a unique minimalist semi-abstract style. Transcending the customary boundaries of indigenous art, and bordering on the contemporary, Kudditji energetically engages large powerful geometrically aligned slabs of brilliant colour to encapsulate the wide-open spaces and the changing seasons of his beloved desert country.