Jake James Tjapaltjarri
LANGUAGE GROUP: Pintupi
Jake James Tjapaltjarri was born around 1962 and is from Kintore, 530kms west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Jake is the son of the distinguished artist George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi and it is from his father that Jake learnt his dreaming ‘Tingari’.
Tingari dreaming is so significant to Pintupi men as it represents the creation of the land, when tribal ancestors moved through the land, forming the landscape and sacred sites.
In keeping with his father’s distinct style of painting, Jake paints with strong, bold lines, enhanced with the use of a contrasting colour palette. Jake paints with brown earthly tones and also produces works in bright primary and monochrome colours, he stands as one of the most versatile artists to collect.