Untitled (Chicken), 2013- Paper Collage by Cherelle Sappleton
Cherelle Sappleton is an Afro-Caribbean visual artist based in London, England. The images she creates are a surreal take on the representation of the body through photographic media, sometimes they are humorous, sometimes unsettling. The collages are an exploration of her racial heritage in relation to the proliferation of the white female body in western media.
Emily Kngwarreye: Why she kicks ass
- She was an Aboriginal artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory, Australia.
- She is one of the most prominent and successful artists in the history of contemporary Indigenous Australian art.
- She didn’t take up painting seriously until she was nearly 80.
- Her early art was for preparing and using designs for women’s ceremonies, she then moved to painting batik cloth, then to canvas.
- Her first international solo exhibition of was held in Amsterdam at the Oude Kerk in 1999 by The Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings.
- In 2013, the first museum featuring a single Aboriginal Artist will be opened in Melbourne Australia . The Emily Museum is located at 11-15 Christensen St Cheltenham Victoria Australia . See more here.
- Also in 2000, Emily’s work was amongst that of eight individual and collaborative groups of Indigenous Australian artists shown in the prestigious Nicholas Hall at the Hermitage Museum in Russia.
- On 23 May 2007 her 1994 painting Earth’s Creation was purchased by Tim Jennings of Mbantua Gallery & Cultural Museum for A$1,056,000 at auction, setting a new record an Aboriginal artwork.
- You can see a chronology of her and her work by clicking here.
'Impervious' and 'Without Sharpness'
oil-based relief, hand tinted with watercolor on Reeves Light
These two images come from a dream in which ecological preservation (my usual conceptual thesis) retranslated into human-animal cohabitation.