Timo Hogan

(Australia 1973 – )

Community
Tjuntjuntjara, Southern Desert region,, NO REGION SPECIFIED
Language group
Pitjantjatjara, Southern Desert region

Lake Baker

Location
Not on display
Further information

Timo Hogan was born in Kalgoorlie in 1973 yet grew up with his father and stepmother at Mt Margaret. Later, Hogan’s father relocated the family to Warburton, to be closer to his traditional lands and it was there, back on Country, that Hogan’s father taught him about his culture.

In the early 2000’s, Hogan relocated to live with his mother at Kalka for a short time, and in 2004 he completed his first painting through Ninuku Arts. He was not active for close to a decade but has since rediscovered his love for painting, taking up the medium again to document the vast and undulating landscapes of his Country around Lake Baker which he is the cultural caretaker for.
Hogan now paints at Spinifex Art Projects in Tjuntjuntjara and the simplicity of his works has a meditative appeal. Hogan is an alluring practitioner in that he is able to emotively communicate his connection to place through a limited colour pallet and simplistic forms – a skill possessed only by an individual with the confidence in their materials, culture and self. His composition and mark making is suggestive of a man painting with purpose.

Place of origin
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
Cultural origin
Pitjantjatjara/Southern Desert region
Year
2019
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Dimensions
230.0 x 200.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2019
Accession number
200.2019
Copyright
© Timo Hogan