Acrylic on Canvas Painting by Aaron Pei Pie of Tjarlirli Art Centre
Size: 559mm x 914mm
Artist: Aaron Pei Pie
Aaron lives in Kaltukatjara, NT (Docker River) and has been painting since 2013. Aaron enjoys figurative style painting of the animals and landscape of the country surrounding Kaltukatjara.
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 in order to delve into his cheerful recollections of country.
Tjarlirli Art Centre represents the artists of Tjukurla in the Ngaanyatjarra lands of Western Australia. The artwork has strong links with the Papunya Tula movement as families left Kintore and Kiwirrkurra to return to their homelands in the mid-1980s. Tjarlirli Art manages a second art centre, Kaltukatjara Art, representing the artists of Kaltukatjara (Docker River) in the Pitjantjatjarra lands of the Northern Territory. There are close ties and family links between these communities.