Kara Taylor | Everything I Felt and Heard For the month of November, Kara Taylor is welcomed to Eclectica Contemporary to show her solo exhibition, Everything I Felt and Heard, which reflects on her experience working creatively in South Africa as well as on her childhood and the privileges she experienced in the USA. American-born artist, Kara Taylor graduated with a
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Claudia Treagus | My Capricorn Series Passionate painter, Claudia Treagus, doesn’t have the everyday education axis into art. She took art in high school and only 15 years later rekindled her relationship with the medium during an uncomfortable pregnancy. In the sleepless late nights she found comfort in painting the subtle beauties of daily life, highlighting that which is often taken
Also Known As Africa - Art and Design Fair Eclectica Contemporary will be showcasing a variety of artworks at Also Known As Africa - Art and Design Fair from the 9 - 11 November 2018 Featuring Artworks by: Hussein Salim Kyu Sang Lee Asuka Nirasawa Hussein Salim Born in Karim Sudan in 1966, Hussein Salim, found himself, along
Lost Souls | Anthony Lane Anthony Lane and Eclectica Contemporary present a discourse on the Syrian Humanitarian crisis to Cape Town. In September 2015 the photo of three - year old Ayan Kurdi sent waves of intense empathy, sorrow and shock throughout the world, as the public was confronted with the Syrian crisis. His delicate and waif lifeless body washed ashore
Ibrahim Khatab | Alive Memory Eclectica Contemporary welcomes Egyptian artist Ibrahim Khatab’s exhibition “Alive Memory” to it’s gallery. The work showcases the artist's deep love of calligraphy through a collection of paintings, which demonstrate his love for colour, space and arabic script which all factor heavily in his art. The painter Pablo Picasso once said “If I had known there was
BEING Asuka Nirasawa is a multifaceted multimedia artist who shares the results of the partnership between her artistic fluidity, curiosity and philosophical sensibilities at Eclectica Contemporary through this exhibition “BEING”. Asuka’s work combines four series of works of which the common thread of the work consists of a circular pattern. Through these particular works – Asuka presents viewers with her exploration
Eclectica Contemporary | FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Each of the artists we have chosen utilize their own individual techniques to convey commentary on the world as they experience it. Hussein Salim, a Sudanese artist, uses motif and repetition to illustrate his understanding of spiritual, social and environmental instances – often invoking symbolism as a means of communicating cultural ritual and mythological
Nina Holmes – Un|safe Un|safe is a solo exhibition presented by Nina Holmes. The exhibition is an exploration of the tensions and anxieties, often taken for granted or ignored as the 'norm', through painting and mixed media works on varying scales. Nina has contemplated, through these works, notions of risk, safety, measures for protection and how we view the people and
Leila Fanner | Ceremony for the Soul Presenting a series of paintings imbued with vivid colors abstract motions and delicate details, Leila Fanner is featured as September's invited artist for Eclectica Collection. For Leila, painting becomes a meditation in an external sense, and a way of incorporating vistas of this world and others. Central to her body of work and seen in others that have come before,
Working mostly on large canvases, sometimes coupling or grouping panels together, Georgia Lane presents In this Time, a solo exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary that explores the juxtaposition of time and place, questioning the boundaries of memories and actions by creating intricate paintings that reminisce and record places past. The works are vivid in their chaos and yet exhibit a calming order