'Earth Cycles' | Prints
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Code: ASGDRTK2001

Artist: Tarisse King

Title: Earth Cycles

Medium: Archival inks on 320gm cotton rag art paper

Size: 4 preselected sizes or contact us for a custom size

Original Artwork: Earth Cycles | 120x120cm | 2012

 Drawing on the teachings of her influential father, Tarisse recalls the philosophy he taught her – that everything in life is circular. There is no beginning and no end. Unlike her sister, Sarrita who paints the same thematic in thick textured paint, Tarisse uses thin, flat paint sticking within the tonal variations of one colour. She creates a refined and sophisticated look and the colours of yellow, pink or blue construct a modern design. The repetition of the circle across the canvas refers to her father’s philosophy but is completed with such preciseness that it aesthetically resembles the accuracy of a print.

Material Details | Cotton Rag Art Paper

  • Paper Ageing Resistance certified ISO 9706 (FograCert 28681)
  • Sihl Masterclass 320gsm Textured is our flagship 100% cotton rag - French made Cold Press style textured art paper - Acid and Lignen free - Most popular with artists.
  • This Cotton Rag has a high archival ratingand is printed with 12 colour Canon Lucia EX pigment Inks and will last over 100 years without fading if displayed correctly.


    ‘There is so much beauty in this world and it’s hard to capture it all, but I can try.’ (Sarrita King)

    At 33 years old Sarrita King lives in Darwin, N.T where she spent most of her youth. The Northern Territory continues to be the source of much of her creative inspiration along with the stories her father, the late, William King Jungala, shared with her.

    She lives with her partner, Chad and her sons Steele and Grange and splits her time between family and working in the studio. Sarrita’s new family has only strengthened her desire to share her culture and stories through her art.

    The beginning…

    In Adelaide South Australia, Sarrita King was born on March 5 1988. She is younger sister to artist Tarisse King and daughter of renowned influential indigenous artist, the late William King Jungala. Her combinations of styles, philosophies and pictorial story-telling have become characteristic of her work, resulting in acclaim and world-recognition as an iconic artist in her own right. 

    ‘My works try to capture philosophies and elements of life that everyone can relate to and feel a connection to. This brings the viewer into the artwork and helps… them to understand Aboriginal culture.’ (Sarrita King)

    Spending her formative years in the harsh and exacting Northern Territory, she was close to the spirit of her people, the Gurindji tribe and she daily felt the degradation, reparation, hope and beauty of a land that was in constant flux, turmoil and renewal. 

    At the age of 16 she began to paint. The sand hills, lightning, space, direction, mass, torrential rain, fire, rivers of sand – everywhere the inspiration was rife and plentiful. Representing these visually riveting and dramatic Australian icons on canvas was the challenge that Sarrita accepted and dominated.

    William King Jungala – the influence and legacy

    Being born as the second daughter to the great indigenous artist William King meant that Sarrita and older sister Tarisse were always in the presence of a seemingly omniscient artistic eye that brought even the most mundane of elements into a vibrant and visceral reality that could not be ignored.

    When asked about William, Sarrita comments: ‘His openness, life philosophy and storytelling compelled both of us to follow in his footsteps and carry on his legacy through the art.’

    William and his daughters often shared great moments of philosophising, extrapolating on ideas and sharing artistic intentions.

    ‘I think every one of my works has an influence from either an artwork of his (William King) or a story he shared with us.’

    Developing a unique style

    Sarrita is a self-confessed artist of today – she unashamedly combines methods and techniques from past and present times and is developing a future style for all generations to enjoy. She admits that ‘dotting’ is not necessarily a long tradition of indigenous artists and she uses it in amongst a variety of other methods, which combined; bring a driving and passionate energy to her contemporary work.

    Sarrita, eloquent and descriptive in word as well as image, undertook a Bachelor of Journalism in Adelaide, but has returned to her deeper love of art and is currently in Darwin from where she often journeys deep into the lands that support and cherish not only her people but her talent and aspirations.   

    Her style is uniquely her own and is applauded not only in Australia but on the world-stage across Europe, Canada and elsewhere.

    Exhibiting in Paris

    She first began exhibiting her work in Adelaide in 2006. From here it was like an explosion of interest and popularity. Australia, and then the world, couldn’t get enough of her inimitable work.

    In 2009 she was asked to exhibit in Paris. It was like a dream come true.

    ‘To be working and displaying down the hall from greats such as Dali and Picasso was priceless. Also to be so far from home and still see our culture upheld and represented and respected in the Quai Branly museum just made me so happy for Aboriginal art and culture.’

    This was the highlight of her career to date and is just one of many exhibitions that has drawn to her, the fame and accolades she so richly deserves.

    A modern day icon

    Combining the rich traditional culture and methods of indigenous artists with contemporary attitudes and new techniques has seen Sarrita develop a new style of indigenous art. She has striven to remain faithful to the old whilst embracing the new, demonstrating that indigenous art is not just about what has been, but about highlighting the here, the now and the future.

    ‘The new generation has a duty to share and continue the path set before us by the earlier generations. The motivation to create and share my artwork comes from the desire to involve the world with the rich Australian indigenous heritage.’

    ‘The Lightning Series’

    Darwin and the Northern Territory of Australia are renowned for their dramatic bi-annual lightning and storm shows. Researchers and experts travel from all over the world to see the spectacular skyward schisms and ruptures. For indigenous Australian artists it’s a time to revel in the portents of change, renewal, rebirth and hope.

    The cracking, searing lightning that cuts the sky and reflects the land is passionately realised in Sarrita’s Lightning Series where she combines the elements into inseparable reflective entities. The colours, lines, shapes, depths and light all dance together in a transformational ensemble that leaves the viewer aghast with anticipation for more.

    The ‘Our Land Series’

    Sarrita has recently produced the Our Land Series which is very much a contemporary and innovative interpretation of the land in which we live.

    ‘It is a very minimalist series with lines intersecting and a thick coloured circle representing home. The intersecting lines show the ever-changing land as it is damaged and continues to repair. Just like our lives, we adapt to the world around us and our experiences. I have tried to reflect the beauty of this process.’

    My Country’s Stories

    Collaboratively reflecting the philosophies of their father, sisters Sarrita and Tarisse worked on this series of paintings to peel back the layers of a story that define a region. It’s about structure and language of earth and the seeing-eye. An excellent series creation that showcases the union of the sisters’ talents, visions and future journeys.

    Major Exhibitions

    Date

    Title

    Gallery

    2020, Feb

    2018, Mar

    2017, Sep

    2017, June

    2017, May

    2017., Mar

    2016, Oct

    2016, Apr

    2015, Sep

    2014, Sep

    2014, Aug

    2013, July

    2013, Feb     

    Director Choice

    Earth Language

    Ancestors, Elements, Heritage

    Gurrondji Janjinyina

    King Collection

    Battersea Art Fair

    Sarrita King, Artist in Residence

    Tarisse & Sarrita King

    Sarrita King, Artist in Residence

    Sarrita King & Tarisse King

    Sarrita King, Artist in Residence

    Sarrita King, Artist in Residence

    The King Sisters

     Kate Owen Gallery, NSW

    Aboriginal Art Gallery, Rotterdam

    Japingka Gallery, W.A

    Kate Owen Gallery, NSW

    Cromwell, Melbourne

    Aboriginal Art Galleries, London

    Kate Owen Gallery, NSW

    Japingka Gallery, W.A

    Kate Owen Gallery, NSW

    Japingka Gallery, W.A

    Kate Owen Gallery, NSW

    Ngarru Gallery, Port Douglas

    Japingka Gallery, W.A

    2012,Nov

    Country of Kings

    Red Desert Dreamings, Melbourne

    2012, Nov     

    Art Expo

    Singapore

    2012, Oct

    Collaboration

    Gallery 577, Melbourne

    2012, Aug     

    Aboriginal Art

    Butler Goode Gallery, Sydney

    2012, March  

    Contemporary Art

    Art Curial, Paris

    2011, Nov     

    Language of the Earth

    Japingka, Freemantle, WA

    2011, Feb     

    Connections , First Solo Exhibition

    Gallery 577, Melbourne

    2010, Nov     

    Contemporary Auction

    Art Curial, France

    2010

    Rising Stars, Tarisse & Sarrita King

    Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney

    2010, Aug     

    The King Sisters

    Mason Art Gallery

    2010

    First Artist in Residence

    Newington College, Sydney

    2010

    In Our Father’s Eyes

    Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, LA

    2010, Jul

    Contemporary Auction

    Art Curial, France

    2010, April    

    Fire & Lightning

    Central Art, Alice Springs

    2010, Feb     

    The King Sisters

    Red Dessert Dreaming Gallery Melbourne

    2009, Nov     

    Art Curial auction and exhibition 

    Art Curial, France

    2009, Sep     

    William, Tarisse & Sarrita King

    Aboriginal Art Galleries, Sydney

    2009, Nov     

    Kaminabend mit Tarisse & Sarrita  

    Brit‘s Art, Übach-Palenberg, Germany

    2009

    The King Sisters

    Blue Gum Gallery, QVB, Sydney

    2009

    The 3 Kings

    Bennelong Gallery, Sydney

    2009, May    

    The Three Kings

    Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

    2008, Aug    

    The Kings

    Firstlook Gallery, Melbourne

    2008, April    

    The 3 Kings

    Ulladulla Aboriginal Gallery, Sydney

    2006, Aug     

    Kings Exhibition

    La Jolla, California, USA

     

     

    Group Exhibitions

    Date

    Title

    Gallery

    2020

    2019

    2019

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2011

    Director’s Choice

    International Womens Day

    Top 10

    Hong Kong Contemporary

    Hong Kong Contemporary

    Holmes Court Collection,Major Exhibitions

    Big and Bold

    Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

    Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

    Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    Perth, W.A

    Gallery 577, Melbourne

    2010

    Divas on the Cusp, Art on Hastings

    Noosa Heads, Queensland

    2010

    Canterbury Art Exhibition

    Canterbury, Victoria

    2008

    Aboriginal Art Auction

    Customs House, Sydney

    2008

    Canterbury Art Exhibition

    Canterbury, Victoria

    2008

    The EWB exhibition

    14 exhibitions across Australia

    2006

    Katherine Art Exhibition

    Katherine, N.T.

    2006

    Jungarra Exhibition

    Cairns, Qld

    2006

    City Mob

    Adelaide, S.A.

     


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