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Tracey SIMMS

Dates: c.1965
Language: Pitjantjara
Community: Warburton
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Région Continentale
State: Western Australia

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Tracey Simms is from the community of Warburton in Western Australia. In her work, the artist evokes an area of swamp in the form of a satellite view - a technique unique to desert painters, inspired by traditional ground paintings, which allows vast clan territories to be evoked in the small space of a canvas as if viewed from the air. The region of Tjiwtjiva is situated in the heart of the country of the Emeus (wild ostriches), totemic ancestors of the artist and his clan. In the Dreamtime, they travelled through the region, tracing multiple trails which are represented here by the light-coloured strips decorated with ritual motifs. At each of their stops, they founded sacred sites symbolised on this canvas by the concentric circles.
  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art