Ian Rictor - Kamanti - 110 x 85 cm - 18-161 (sold)


Ian Rictor - Kamanti - 110 x 85 cm - 18-161 (sold)


Artiste : Ian Rictor

Titre de l'œuvre : Kamanti

Format : 110 x 85 cm

Provenance et certificat : centre d'art aborigène du Spinifex Art Project

Référence de cette peinture : 18-161


Explications pour cette œuvre :

Ian (1960) has depicted the significant site of Kamanti situated in the heart of traditional Spinifex Lands and a site that forms part of the Wati Kutjara Tjukurpa (Two Men Creation Line). This is a powerful epic that follows a father and son as they traverse Spinifex Country on Cultural Business. These two men take the form of Wanampi, magical water serpents and shape the landscape as they move through it, leaving behind the physical and spiritual reminders of their journey. At Kamanti, two rockholes appear side by side and are where the Two Men made camp on their travels. These beings are creation beings and as such held incredible metamorphic powers of transformation of the self and of the landscape they moved through. They left indelible physical mapped environment that people still follow today. These beings often made their abode in the life giving water sources that are so needed for survival in this arid land.

Ian Rictor was born at Artulin / Tuwan and is a custodian and traditional owner of Tuwan. Ian emerged from the bush with his small family group in only 1986 and they are the last of the known Aboriginal people to have remained living traditionally in the Western Desert. In 1997 when the Spinifex Arts Project first began Ian was keen to join the group of painters. He took to the medium of paint on canvas with fluency and has been painting his birthplace and surrounding country since then. He has had increased success exhibiting with the Spinifex Artists in London, Utrecht and many galleries in Australia. Ian is an impressive and skilled hunter, bush mechanic and craftsman. Ian lives in Tjuntjuntjara with his wife Kathleen Donnegan, also an artist and their extended family.

His artworks are in the following prestigious collections :

Collection Prince Stefan Of Liechtenstein, Embassy Of Liechtenstein In Germany. (Mens Collaborate)
National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra, Act (Mens Collaborative)
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Usa. (Mens Collaborative)
The Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht
The British Museum, London. (Mens Collaborative)
The Corrigan Collection, Australia (Mens Collaborative)
Wagner And Owen Collection, Usa.
W. & V. Mcgeoch Collection, Melbourne, Vic. (Mens Collaborative)
Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia (Mens Collaborative)

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