David Merkuratsuk

Paintings on Paper

MAY 18 — JUNE 22, 2024

David Merkuratsuk grew up in Nain, Northern Labrador. He has lived off the land his whole life – fishing, hunting and gathering.

As a sometimes field guide and hunter, David wanders the wild Northern Labrador finding a random caribou antler, or a piece of old dried wood from a Kamutik (sled), and renders them with exceptional detail and line.

He has been making art work since a child. The animals and landscapes recalled as a youth surface in his contemporary work. David’s drawings and paintings are a constant reflection of his Inuit culture. He retains within his work as an artist a preoccupation of the natural beauty of Northern Labrador.

Merkuratsuk now lives in St. John’s, but returns to his home in Labrador often.

As a sometimes field guide and hunter, David wanders the wild Northern Labrador finding a random caribou antler, or a piece of old dried wood from a Kamutik (sled)…

David Merkuratsuk, Arctic Hare, Pitsik, Two Ptarmigan

David Merkuratsuk, Three Canadian Geese

David Merkuratsuk, Arctic Hare, Pitsik, Two Ptarmigan

David Merkuratsuk, Pitsik, Arctic Hare, Ptarmigan, Pitsik

David Merkuratsuk, Pitsik, Three Canadian Geese, Kamutik, Two Canadian Geese

David Merkuratsuk, Arctic Hare, Pitsik, Two Ptarmigan, Pitsik, Three Canadian Geese, Kamutik

David Merkuratsuk, Two Canadian Geese

David Merkuratsuk, Two Ptarmigan

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