07 Apr 1973 -
Tiger Yaltangki grew up in Indulkana and has painted through Iwantja Arts 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. Yaltangki’s works offer a unique image of contemporary life and explore the divergent influences that have shaped his world view. Growing up and working in the small community of Indulkana in the Southern Desert region, his works are as likely to include mamu spirits from his Yankunytjatjara culture as they are images inspired by popular culture.
In ‘Star Wars’ 2016 Yaltangki populates the canvas with a cast of ambiguous figures layered with an array of linear shapes and graphic forms. Imbued with a sense of curiosity and humour, Yaltangki’s cast of characters exists in a dreamlike state where diverse influences mingle and coalesce, evoking Anangu culture and place as well as the wonders of time travel and parallel universes that dominate science fiction series.
Place where the work was made
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
112.0 x 167.0 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by Aqualand Australia 2017
Not on display
© Tiger Yaltangki, courtesy Iwantja Arts. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Shown in 1 exhibition
The National 2017: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Mar 2017–16 Jul 2017