Martin (Maatja) Tjampitjinpa – His art remains, each painting a self-portrait, a memory map. A gentle man of infinite joy, mischief and mystery, his passing cast a shadow over our lives. He was, and always will be, a deep thread in the fabric of Papunya Tula Artists. The youngest of four brothers, Tjampitjinpa was a precious gift, born of the union of forbidden love. Warm-hearted, generous and fiercely loyal in friendship, his laughter was tinged with remembrance of things past. His paintings drew on that reservoir of experiences and memories, which forged his artistic sensibility.
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