Kieren Karritpul is a Daly River artist who works with painting, printmaking and drawing on various surfaces including canvas, fabric and paper.
Kieren draws inspiration for his art from his culture and the landscape around him. Both figuratively and conceptually he interprets traditional knowledge and culture from his daily routine of art making, hunting and fishing. Kieren also works at Merrepen Arts.
Works on Paper 2020 features lino block prints, paintings and drawings, exploring culture and the landscape in small intimate, one off works. Each work is signed and is an edition of one.
Image: Kieren Karritpul, Nauiyu Stars 2020, lino print on paper. Courtesy of Merrepen Arts.
Kieren has been painting and drawing since he was 5 years old and already his work has been collected both nationally and internationally. In 2014 he won the inaugural youth award in the National Telstra Art Awards for indigenous Artists and this year his fabric titled Basket will feature on the cover of the catalogue for the exhibition Aboriginal Screen Printed textiles from Australia's Top End exhibition at the Fowler Museum at the University of California in Los Angeles. He also has three fabric lengths in that exhibition that are now part of the Fowler Collection.