'If contemporary Aboriginal art has become renowned for its flickering, optical power,
then Patrick Tjungurrayi would have to be described as a master of the form. His works
pulse with desert warmth and where all too much Aboriginal art on the market appears
to be a pastiche of traditional forms to capture a bewildered and naive market,
Tjungurrayi's work is both unique in structure and indisputably heart-felt."
Australian Art Collector Magazine 2005
Tjungurrayi is a leading Papunya Tula artist whose artworks are sought after by collectors
worldwide. His inclusion in the 1996 Dreamings of the Desert and the 2000 Papunya Tula:
Genesis and Genius exhibitions consolidated his status as one of the key figures of the
Patrick Tjungurrayi article was written by Ashley Crawford for 'Australian Art Collector:
50 Most Collectable Edition 2005'