Timo Hogan was born in Kalgoorlie in 1973 yet grew up with his father and stepmother at Mt Margaret. Later, Hogan’s father relocated the family to Warburton, to be closer to his traditional lands and it was there, back on Country, that Hogan’s father taught him about his culture.
In the early 2000’s, Hogan relocated to live with his mother at Kalka for a short time, and in 2004 he completed his first painting through Ninuku Arts. He was not active for close to a decade but has since rediscovered his love for painting, taking up the medium again to document the vast and undulating landscapes of his Country around Lake Baker which he is the cultural caretaker for.
Hogan now paints at Spinifex Art Projects in Tjuntjuntjara and the simplicity of his works has a meditative appeal. Hogan is an alluring practitioner in that he is able to emotively communicate his connection to place through a limited colour pallet and simplistic forms – a skill possessed only by an individual with the confidence in their materials, culture and self. His composition and mark making is suggestive of a man painting with purpose.
synthetic polymer paint on linen
230.0 x 200.0 cm
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2019
Not on display
© Timo Hogan