This weekend, we are pleased to present a collection of recent works by Selina Teece Pwerle, one of the younger artists from Utopia and beyond. Surrounded by the big names in Aboriginal art, including Emily Kngwarreye herself, the young Selina learned to paint early, and has continued to evolve her highly individual styles for many years now.
Selina is a serious painter, and her finely crafted works are perfect for lovers of colour and design. They make excellent decorator pieces to give a focus and life to contemporary decor.
Alpitye - Bush Flowers - STPAP6121130 70 x 100cm $1830
Interestingly, while these paintings definitely satisfy that 'wow factor' design requirement, they are at the same time quite mesmerising. You can suddenly find your eyes have been seduced - and that almost meditatively, they are tracing the paths, patterns and intricate 'dances' Selina creates across her canvas.
This work is bold and eye catching, and yet as you see below, it has Selina's trademark fine dot work to contrast and balance the more vibrant elements.
Alpitye - Bush Flowers - STPAP6121130 (detail)
Another very attractive style is shown below - her soft spinifex grass paintings - again nestled amid the small dot work which represent the seeds surrounding the plants.
Alatyeyt - Spinifex Grass - STPAP711952 70 x 70cm $930
And yet another side of Selina's creative work: very stylised and charming naïve artworks - cameos of country and indigenous camp life. I especially enjoy these little works, and think them well worth collecting, as they depict traditional Aboriginal life as it was (and as is still being lived to a degree, particularly in some further reaches of Utopia).
Antarrengeny - Country - STPAP3131285 45 x 45cm $830
Although I have shown red tones in this email (probably subconsciously to team with our logo!), Selina's exhibition is alive with many colours, particularly her glorious trademark blues edged with turquoise or white. Other works use more traditional earthy colours, many of which are reminiscent of fabulous antique tapestries!
read her biography for more information.
Of course we'd love you to join us for drinks this opening weekend and at the same time to relax and enjoy our current display of quality Indigenous art. All three floors are simply humming at the moment, with irresistable artworks for collectors and home decorators alike - and there's no need to miss it as we are open 7 days from 10 to 6pm. Feel free to bring your friends and come along!