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Title

Doctor Who

2016


Artist

Tiger Yaltangki

Australia

07 Apr 1973 -

Language group

Yankunytjatjara, Southern Desert region


About

Tiger Yaltangki grew up in Indulkana and has painted through Iwantja Arts in Indulkana for many years. Whimsy and fantasy inform his practice as he combines elements from his Anangu culture with science fiction and his love of music from ACDC and Hank Williams. Yaltangki’s works offer a unique image of contemporary life and explore the divergent influences that have shaped his world view.

Yaltangki makes known his love of science fiction television in ‘Doctor Who’ 2016. Populated by a cast of hybrid figures with animalistic features rendered in simple line-work, layered with an array of geometric shapes and graphic forms, this work evokes the wonder of possibility offered by the television series. It seems the perfect image of time travel and parallel universes as obscure elements and characters jostle for space in a multidimensional field. Imbued with a sense of curiosity and humor, Yaltangki’s cast exist in a dreamlike state where diverse influences mingle and coalesce.


Details


Date

2016


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

112.0 x 167.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Wendy Baron Bequest 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

373.2016


Artist information

Tiger Yaltangki

Works in the collection

2


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history