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Title

Lake Baker

2019


Artist

Timo Hogan

Australia

1973 -

Language group

Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Kalgoorlie Western Australia Australia


Date

2019


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on linen


Dimensions

230.0 x 200.0 cm


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

200.2019


Artist information

Timo Hogan

Works in the collection

1