Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri


Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri (born c. 1958) is a key member of the “Pintupi Nine.” Warlimpirrnga first painted for the cooperative Papunya Tula Artists in 1987, just three years after he and a group of family members walked into Kiwirrkurra in Western Australia after a life lived in the desert without any contact with Australian society. Warlimpirrnga often paints Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay), a vast salt lake, and Murruwa, the more intimate site where his family lived.

Over the years, Warlimpirrnga’s style has evolved from his initial deployment of circular and linear motifs, drawing on the iconography of body decoration and sand drawing most common in the work of the first generation of Desert painters. His large canvases feature rectilinear forms produced out of lines of dots, which originate in local practices of male body decoration, especially in the ceremonial performance of stories from the Tingarri cycle. In his paintings, Warlimpirrnga uses dots in allover treatments as the basis of delineating primary forms. Warlimpirrnga’s earliest paintings were purchased and donated to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Since that time he has also participated in such major exhibitions as documenta 13, in Kassel, Germany.

沃林賓亞·賈帕加利(約1958年生)是「九個賓土比人」(Pintupi Nine)的重要成員之一。賈帕加利與他的家庭成員此前在沙漠過著與現代澳洲社會毫無接觸的生活,1984年步入西澳吉維爾庫拉(Kiwirrkurra)社區生活。三年後,即1987年,首次開始為帕潘亞圖拉(Papunya Tula)藝術家合作社繪畫。賈帕加利經常描繪麥凱湖――一個廣闊的鹽湖及Murruwa――他與家人居住的遺址。