Abyssal Lure


Artist: Gonketa

Title: Abyssal Lure 

Medium: Enamel Paint on 10oz primed duck canvas, in Raw Tasmanian Oak float frame. 

Bio: Born  profoundly Deaf, Gonketa’s first language is Auslan (Australian Sign Language),  and as such he uses his art to continuously explore the complexity of hands; from their shape and   forms, to their usage for communication in sign languages and commonly used hand gestures.

With heavy linework, vivid colour, and exaggerated expressions, Gonketa’s work explores the many nuances of expression that are fundamental within non-verbal communication. Gonketa’s practice is centred around his aim to promote self-determination for all members of the Deaf community.

Gonketa draws on his own lived experience and personal visual catalogue to develop a style that is as unique as it is exciting.

Artwork Statement: “Feeling envious because everyone is in a routine, and I’m not. I’m stuck in the studio, working 24/7; it’s all I can think of. It becomes a loop; I never stop looking into it, all the way to the core, and then it cycles back. It’s reminiscent of Doom Scrolling, where you repeatedly engage with it, spiralling into the core of the thoughts.”

Dimensions:  200cm (h) x 150cm (w) x 0.4cm (d)


SKU: Gonketa_Abyssal Lure Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 150 × 0.4 × 200 cm