Kamela

by Aaron Pei Pie

$480

40.6cm x 76.2cm

Acrylic on canvas

Artwork is sold unstretched

“The camel – or kamela in desert Kriol – is an ubiquitous presence in Aaron's canvases, which are also often populated by other desert wildlife such as horses, rabbits, dingoes and kangaroos (malu).”

When Aaron paints he slowly makes his way across the canvas stroke-by-stroke, culminating in wacky, highly textured representations of animals and landscape. He is known for his upside-down trees, floating rock holes, and disproportioned animals, which ask the audience to suspend reality to delve into his cheerful recollections of country.

Kaltukatjara, where Aaron lives, is full of kamela (camels) and wild brumbies. At night you can hear their hooves click clacking down the bitumen in search of water. Aaron explains this painting saying, “that thirsty camel was looking for that other camel. They went looking and they found him. They had a drink at that water.”

 

Aaron Pei Pie
Aaron has developed a distinct signature style, figurative depiction of the animals and landscape of the country surrounding Kaltukatjara community.
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All artworks are sold unstretched.   

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Due to the nature of art centre operations, with artists being paid directly from each sale, we cannot return, exchange or refund orders for a change of mind. If there is physical damage to your artwork, we will refund the purchase. Please contact us within 10 days of receipt.

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