Artist of the moment….Ruben Anton Komangapik

Ruben Anton Komangapik is an Inuit artist born in Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada born in the year 1976. Komangapik is one of my favorite Inuit artists as he is not only the same age as myself, but also for his unique blend of materials he uses. Sure he uses the normal Inuit mediums such as whalebone or caribou antlers, but the artist also uses such items not usually associated with Inuit art like metal, gemstones and ivory.

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I love the mixture of mediums in his portrayal of the goddess of the sea in the gallery, even the teeth are shown in detail. When carving people he might work from a horn base.

The artist completed the jewelry and metal work program at the Nunavut Arctic College located in Iqaluit.

In this clip we view a wonderful shaman mask made by the artist.


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