2017/0209 Gina Rinehart and me II

Gina Rinehart and me II

Artist

Vincent NAMATJIRA
Indigenous
Birth:
04 Jun 1983
 in
Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
Gina Rinehart and me II
Date
2017
Medium/Material
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
91.0 x 122.0cm94.5 x 124.5 cm (framed) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2017
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2017/0209
Currently not on display

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I decided to paint some of the political leaders and big decision makers in the world and our country today... I'm interested in painting strong figures and leaders, we see them on the news and wonder how and why they make their decisions. These powerful people are far away from us here on the APY Lands, but when I paint them it brings them right into the studio. I like to paint with a little bit of humour, humour takes away soem of their power and keeps us all equal (Artist statement, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art: Tarnanthi 2017).

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