Amittu

At first glance, his work from the s-onward varies little from his previous work. Upon closer inspection, however, one notices more pronounced facial expressions, which serve to more readily convey the emotions associated with the story and not just the events of the story itself. Home Artist Index Amittu, Aisa. By the time he was twelve, he was producing his own sculptures based mostly on the ancient legends told to him by his father.

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Harpooner with Dogs on Bear MEDIA Although Amittu is best known for his stone sculptures, mainly carved from the dark stone found around Akulivik and Puvirnituq, he has also experimented with materials such as ivory and antler. Inspired by his prolific father, Amittu began to carve as a young boy.

Tuesday to Saturday, open Sunday and Holidays, open His pieces are included in national public collections such as those at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to name but a few.

At first glance, his work from the s-onward varies little from his previous work. Family Meeting Under Northern Lights Although Amittu began to carve at the age of 12, his work was not publicly exhibited untilwhen it was included in the group show, Arctic Quebec Sculpture at Houston North Gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Born on September 6, in Puvirnituq, Aisa Amittu comes from a large family of artists. Seeing [my] artwork around the world makes me very proud and proud to be Inuit. Amittu continues to revisit and rework previous themes.

Aisa Amittu (b. 1951)

Later in his career, Amittu also began to depict hunting scenes and to work more often with bone and ivory. He learned the various carving techniques by watching his father, the famous artist Davidialuk. Amittu spent many of his formative years in Puvirnituq, but moved to Akulivik in the s.

Although Amittu is best known for his stone sculptures, mainly carved from the dark stone found around Akulivik and Puvirnituq, he has also experimented with materials such as ivory and antler. His carvings tend to be solid and heavy, and convey some sense of the original stone.

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu

He was greatly influenced by the old stories, as retold by his father, and has sought to portray these legends amirtu his work from the onset of his career. His brother Johnny Amittuk and his cousin James Amittu are also carvers. Additionally, he created several unique collage pieces, such as the one featured in Nunavimiut: Among countless other stories, such as The Dwarf Who Smothered a Man and Northern Lights, Amittu continues to portray elements of popular legends that are familiar to those throughout Nunavik.

Viewing of 8. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in addition to many solo shows. Most recently, Amittu was commissioned to create a piece for Metamorphosis: Like many artists from Puvirnituq, Amittu often recreates scenes from well known legends and myths. amitru

Aisa has two brothers including the artist Johnny Amittukand two sisters. Spirit Wrestler Gallery West 3rd Ave. Aisa favours traditional carving themes such as mythological creatures, Inuit legends, and scenes of the hunt. Katjutajuaq with Bear and Beluga.

Home Artist Index Amittu, Aisa. Aittu Shaman of Katjutajuuq. For many years, his style was quite influenced by that of his father, but Aisa continued to gain strength and confidence in his work.

Nunavik Art Alive - Artist Profiles - Aisa Amittu

By the time he was twelve, he was producing his own sculptures based mostly on the ancient legends told to him by his father. Although he recently took up residence in Akulivik amkttu maintains his ties with Povungnituk akittu especially with the Povungnituk carvers whom he frequently visits.

Aisa Amittu was born on September 6, in Povungnituk where he completed five years of formal education at the local federal school. Amittu has also tried his hand at two-dimensional pieces and produced several linocut prints that were included in the annual Puvirnituq print release in

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