DBP20. From the Tingari Cycle, Morris Gibson Tjaplatjarri, 2003, 60" x 48" (152 x 122 cms)
Morris Gibson Tjapaltjarri is the son of Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi. Having learned and now inherited custodianship of Dreaming stories from his father, Morris paints in a powerful style reminiscent of the early masters, the first wave of Pintupi artists who came out of Papunya in 1971.
is very much an up and coming artist. Since his father has passed
on hes been able to step out of his shadow and develop authority
both as an artist and custodian of their Dreamings. While the iconography
employed here is classic Western Desert, the painting is activated
by principles also used in modern art. The concentric circles composed
of bands of soft sensual dotting seem to both advance and recede
in space with what modern abstract painters termed push/pull. This
is an energetic, emotionally moving work in person, its sensual
earth toned hues lend it a warm, decorative appeal.