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about

Ray James Tjangala is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa (1927-1999), one of the founders of the Papunya Artists Collective. Ray James was born around 1958 in the bush and in 1963 left his traditional nomadic lyfestyle and moved to Papunya with his family. It is noteworthy that Ray's friend, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, one of the first painters of Papunya and an authority on ceremonial activities, had a decisive influence on Ray’s work. His paintings are usually executed in two colors. By playing with the possibilities of optical lines and curves on a two-dimensional surface, the work of Ray James creates a strong illusory effect.

provenance

Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs
The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney, purchased in October 2005
Private collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

exhibited

2013-2014: 'Vivid Memories - An Aboriginal Art History', Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, Franc

Paintings from Remote Communities: Indigenous Australian Art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 15 December 2007 – 24 February 2008; Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales, 5 July – 31 August 2008

literature

Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008, p. 71 (illus.) 
Beyond Sacred: Australian Aboriginal Art: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, edition II, Kleimeyer Industries Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2011, p. 83 (illus.)

Ray James Tjangala

b. 1958

Ray James Tjangala is the son of Anatjari Tjampitjinpa (1927-1999), one of the founders of the Papunya Artists Collective. Ray James was born around 1958 in the bush and in 1963 left his traditional nomadic lyfestyle and moved to Papunya with his family. It is noteworthy that Ray's friend, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi, one of the first painters of Papunya and an authority on ceremonial a . . .
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