the presence of absence | Christa Myburgh The strength held by mothers was once described by Maya Angelou as “a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow”. The process of building this body of work and mainting life as a single mother has resulted in Christa Myburgh’s presentation being something like the climbing and
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Limb | Ben Coutouvidis Eclectica Contemporary is pleased and excited to present a solo exhibition by Ben Coutouvidis for the month of April. A selection of new work is curated within the space, spanning the street level of the gallery as well as a sculptural installation on the basement level. The title of this new exhibition alludes to the physicality
Danielle Zelna Alexander Beholder This body of work, by Danielle Zelna Alexander, is an investigation into the notion of construction and the veneer of ‘finishing’ an artwork. Drapery and cloth are used as a metaphor for ambiguity, passivity and tension to confuse the distinction of content, subject and peripheries. The traditional medium of oil paint is juxtaposed with the industrial medium
Philipp Pieroth Berlin artist, Philipp Pieroth investigates spatial relations between individuals and human interactivity as a means to interrogate the alienating context of a capitalist and technologically-based society. As a result of frequent traveling between South Africa and Europe, his work is informed by immersing himself in spaces that provide interaction and conversation with others in efforts to redefine and
Stop stop click A key question hitting the art world and specifically contemporary photographers is the question of the future of the image. To stop, to pause, to click manifests in everyday life across so many platforms and interactions. To take seriously the art of photography, does this mean a forfeiting of chance? Of the momentary and immediate? Or does it simply mean
Loyiso Mkize: Signal 2 Soul "This body of work is a deconstructive journey inward. Here I model light and dark expressively and deliberately as a way to observe the seen and the unseen of the human form. Who we are as well as who we appear to be. Taking on the shadow plane, I explore the “darkness” using colour. The
Body, Soul and Spirit: Ley Mboramwe Ley Mboramwe is a Cape Town based artist, originally from Kinshasa, DRC. He completed his degree in Fine Art at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Kinshasa, overcoming the loss of his parents and managing to qualify in the midst of the war. Experiences of his time in the DRC, its suffering, beauty, politics, and
Aubrey Chali (locally known as Chali) is a well-known artist on the Zambian art circuit. He has exhibited in many international scenes including South Africa, Europe and Asia. Chali’s uses a semi-abstraction to look at multiple layers of cultural identity within Zambia and throughout Africa. Chali uses the Chitenge fabric with paint to create interesting and unique artistic creations to explore
Ubuntu/Uhuru/Awethu If ever the dryness of a language is felt, it is in the misused, overused and ideologically-motivated use of words such as “freedom”, “peace” and “humanity”. For these words, have been used for extreme political reasons as much as for sincere attempts to live up to such notions. In other words, one finds for example in the political speeches of even political
Self Reflection: Benon Lutaaya SELF REFLECTION Considering the complexities embedded within the African context and African identity, the structuring of its land and the conditioning of its people are often characterized by precarious political systems, with dire social and environmental circumstances as their catalysts. However, as a multifaceted continent rich in its diverse cultural influences, the African identity is one that