Artist of the moment…..David Ruben Piqtoukun

David Ruben Piqtoukun is another master Inuit carver born in Paulatuk, Nunavet Territory, Canada in the year 1950. Piqtoukun creates art that I find blend of maori or african art and of course the traditional Inuit themes like a Shaman transforming into another creature.

Piqtoukun is renown as a sculptor but in the past has experimented with printmaking.

In 2000 was appointed to the Sculptors Guild of Canada.

Price range info: Works range from $500 to $11,000.

For me I love this type of work the most from Piqtoukun. Its a true mixture of man and beast, the beast in this case is a musk ox.

I love his mask work the most. Sometimes the artist splits the head into two different expressions.

Piqtoukun’s subjects often include birds.

David Ruben Piqtoukun has appeared in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada.

Another shaman work, Searching for Sedna (the goddess of the sea.) A mixture of man and sea!

And a wonderful sea monster created by the artist!

No more info on this artist but more Inuit art coming soon!


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