Turbine Art Fair 2018 With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to showcase artists who thoroughly investigate the dynamics of art-making in the African and South African context, within the ever increasingly globalized art market. The art at Eclectica Contemporary often focuses on practices and materials familiar from art history but which push these boundaries and
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Samson Mnisi Samson Mnisi also whose late name translates to “Rain maker”. Born in 1971 in Lesotho, Samson is a Soweto Based Artists, who studied Fine Art and photography at FUBA Academy. He has had numerous groups and solo exhibitions, locally and internationally. His art is a symbolic language of an abstract thought. He uses patterns, lines, symbols and color
Amaqaba vol. 1 – a collaboration at Eclectica Galleries by Xhanti Zwelendaba and Inga Somdyala Xhanti Zwelendaba and Inga Somdyala work conceptually, in sculpture, print and installation. Both are graduates of the Michaelis School of Fine Art and have each featured in prominent exhibitions and art fairs. Inga Somdayala is currently working towards his MFA at Michaelis, while Xhanti Zwelendaba
Natasha Barnes, Featuring Leila Fanner Natasha Barnes, born in 1969, is one of South Africa’s most celebrated Abstract artists. Natasha’s paintings take inspiration found in her travels and her love for the rich African images surrounding her life, this can be seen in Indian Summer as there is an expression of freedom and unhindered exploration in the painting. Her experience
Zolani Siphungela Zolani Siphungela is an artist born in South Africa in 1986. From an Early age, Zulani expressed his talent for art by drawing in sand and on objects that surrounded him. As a teenager he began sketching from his imagination and later honed his skills by completing a Diploma in Fine Art at the Walter Sisulu University, situated
To pull the edge of a thread. To unravel the cloth. To grab hold of something and walk with the eventuality it leads towards. Or away from. The Edge of a Thread exhibition is a group show that wraps itself around and through any and all mediums, with artists weaving and winding through their own practice, stitched together within the Eclectica Contemporary gallery
Aimee Lindeque Aimee Lindeque Creature leather and ceramic sculptures 50cm tall Aimee Lindeque no such thing as a fish 2018 Watercolour on paper 31 x 44 cm Aimee Lindeque Yellow and Red colour study 2018 watercolour on paper 47 x 34 cm Aimee Lindeque Fungus 2018 Watercolour
Variation / Distinction With Vincent Osemwegie, Anthony Lane and Duduza Mchunu An exhibition exploring the distinction of line in varying mediums and topics. Each artist elaborates around notions of interaction and variation through, around, within and across lines of people, worlds and beings. In a world where lines are often blurred and circumstances are more frequently confronted by knee-jerk reactions, Variation/
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
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