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Dennis Nona

Born in: 1973


Dennis Nona was born in 1973 on the Badu Island. He comes from the Torres Strait, from one of the two ?indigenous? communities in Australia (in the Northern part of the continent). He is a print artist and a sculptor and, through his art, he tells the legends of his people. He is considered to be one of the best representatives of Australian printmaking. His favorite techniques are the linocut and the aquatint; he uses these techniques because he thinks the texture of the paper, the fabrication techniques and the ink and pigments give strength to the universe he creates. Dennis Nona reinterprets the patterns of the traditional mask drawings that evoke the legends of the Torres Strait and of Papua New Guinea, so his artworks are veritable ?chanson de gestes?. His works are unique combinations of traditional totemic representations that often have marine subjects (turtles, fish, lobsters), of invented shapes and characters that seem to come from Hieronymus Bosch?s paintings, and subtle arabesques as a background for these narratives. Beyond its visual dimesion, the graphic work of Dennis Nona is a ?defense and illustration? of the culture of his native region.
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Dennis Nona, Wati Kisai - Bad Moon, Print

Dennis Nona

Wati Kisai - Bad Moon, 2008
18.1 x 13 x 1.2 inch


Dennis Nona, Margul Urab -Turtle Eggs, Print

Dennis Nona

Margul Urab -Turtle Eggs, 2007
31.5 x 23.6 inch


Dennis Nona, Amal 1, Print

Dennis Nona

Amal 1, 2008
31.5 x 59.1 inch

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Dennis Nona, Saulal, Drawing

Dennis Nona

Saulal, 2010
31.5 x 47.2 inch

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Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob

Art Paris Art Fair 2017
From March, 30 To April, 2 2017

Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob

Art Elysées
From October, 22 To October, 26 2015

Arts d'Australie • Stéphane Jacob

At the heart of Australian aboriginal art
From July, 2 To August, 14 2015

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