(c.1928 - 2003)
Kitty Kantilla was active/lived in Australia. Kitty Kantilla is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Kitty Kantilla
Kitty Kantilla made her most audacious paintings on canvas, enabling her to work on a larger scale than previously, on either white or black grounds. Her first canvases echo her work in the bark medium composed of multiple dots, solid blocks of intense colour and small motifs on black backgrounds that echo those found in designs on Pukumani tutini, tunga and markings used on the face, torso and limbs to disguise relatives from the mapurtiti (spirits of the deceased).
The year 1997 was a watershed in Kantilla’s practice. Following her visionary etchings, the artist was introduced to painting on a white ground virtually by accident when, due to the absence of a support primed with black paint, she was prompted to work upon white. L
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