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Tim Pitsiulak
1967 - 2016

Tim Pitsiulak

With sadness and great respect, we say good-bye to one of Canada's premier Inuit artists, Tim Pitsiulak. He died Dec 23, 2016 in Iqaluit, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He is survived by his seven children and his wife Mary.

"I am a hunter and I know the land and animals of the north. I am particularly inspired by the bowhead whale, because nobody really knows much about them. My inspiration to be an artist comes from my aunt, Kenojuak Ashevak, because she is the oldest and the best." -Tim Pitsiulak

Tim Pitsiulak was drawn to the arts and various forms of artistic expression for many years. He started to draw as a young boy and later took up carving as well. He also expressed his artistry in jewellery-making. Best known for his strong graphic images, he has contributed to the annual Dorset Print Collection since 2005.

The land and its wildlife were initially the primary influences on Tim's realist drawing style. More recently he has become a chronicler of the everyday, drawing large format, meticulously detailed depictions of boats, heavy equipment and airplanes – the machinery of modern life in Cape Dorset.

Tim was a hunter and his respect for the natural world and its wildlife was fundamental to his artistic sensibility. Tim was particularly inspired by the whales that frequent the cold, Arctic waters - the beluga and the bowhead. The bowhead in particular is a majestic and mysterious creature and frequently he will embellish his drawings of these animals with 'tattoos' of ancient artifacts. His artistic career was recently featured in the 2012 summer issue of The Walrus magazine and in 2013 he attended a very productive printmaking workshop at New Leaf Studios in Vancouver.

We are grateful for Tim's rich talents and are honoured to present these original drawings in coloured pencil.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/tim-itsiulak-obit-1.3911319

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SUQVAU QINGUANI SHOWPIECE
186-0728
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
22" x 30"
$ 2000

TORNADO WARNING SHOWPIECE
186-0727
coloured pencil, pentel pen
30" x 22"
$ 2200

TITLED IN INUKTITUT (WHALE) SHOWPIECE
186-0726
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
30" x 23"
$ 2200

HOT PURSUIT SHOWPIECE
186-0724
coloured pencil, pentel pen
11" x 25"
$ 1000

KINGAIT POINT SHOWPIECE
186-0723
coloured pencil, pentel pen
22" x 30"
$ 2200

CARIBOU TRACKER SHOWPIECE
186-0722
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
23" x 30"
$ 2000

RECENT CATCH SHOWPIECE
186-0642
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
23" x 30"
$ 1800

MIS-STEP SHOWPIECE
186-0628
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
29.5" x 41.5"
$ 3200

TITLE IN INUKTITUT (TRANSFORMATION) SHOWPIECE
186-0583
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
44" x 30"
$ 3600

UNTITLED (TWO WALRUS) SHOWPIECE
186-0546
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
44" x 60"
DIPTYCH
$ 6500 SOLD

TITLE IN INUKTITUT (BLOWING UP AN AVATAQ) SHOWPIECE
186-0526
graphite, coloured pencil, pentel pen
20" x 26"
$ 1600

THE BECOMING SHOWPIECE
186-0488
coloured pencil, pentel pen
44" x 30"
$ 3600 SOLD

ALL ARTWORK IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE


Tim Pitsiulak

Born in Kimmirut in 1967 to Napachie and Timila Pitsiulak, Tim has been living in Cape Dorset for several years. Tim has been drawn to the arts and various forms of artistic expression for many years. He started to draw as a young boy and would later take up carving and even attended jewelry-making workshops in Iqaluit.

The land and its wildlife were initial influences on Tim’s realist drawing style but more recently he has become a chronicler of the everyday. His current practice includes drawing large format, meticulously detailed depictions of boats, heavy equipment and airplanes – the machinery of modern life in Cape Dorset.

Tim is a hunter and his respect for the natural world and its wildlife is fundamental to his artistic sensibility. He is inspired by the whales that frequent the cold, Arctic waters – particularly the beluga and bowhead – because, as he says, “nobody really knows much about them”. The bowhead in particular is a majestic and mysterious creature and frequently he will embellish his drawings of these animals with tattoo-like graphics referencing ancient artifacts.

Tim was the subject of a feature article in the 2012 summer issue of The Walrus and in 2013 he conducted a printmaking workshop at New Leaf Studios in Vancouver. His work was selected by the Royal Canadian Mint to adorn a quarter coin and in 2016 he was inaugural participant in the annual Dorset Fine Arts Creative Residency at Open Studio. Tim continues to attract an avid following for his large naturalist drawings of Arctic wildlife.

Exhibitions
2016 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2015 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2014 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2013 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2012 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2011 Cape Dorset Graphics Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2010 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2009 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2008 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
2005 Cape Dorset Print Collection, Dorset Fine Arts, Toronto, ON
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