LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene is a New Media graduate from the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Makgekgenene was born in 1995 in Gaborone, Botswana. The artist moved to South Africa in 2009 where they worked and studied in Pretoria before moving to Cape Town in 2015. Many of their works aim to rematerialize the metaphorical spaces in which we hold the taught ideas
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FUSION - group show Eclectica Contemporary is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD. It hosts an impressive, carefully chosen, group of Artists. The Gallery, with it multiple levels set in an historical heritage building, attempts to question old traditions with new voices in Contemporary Art. In our ‘Fusion’ exhibition, we have selected a group of esteemed South African Artists. Each
AN EXHIBITION ON COLOURED IDENTITY “Contrary to what Shakespeare's Juliet famously opined —‘What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet’ — I believe that names and labels do matter, especially when it comes to the politics of identity and how we perceive (or, perhaps more tellingly, are made to perceive) ourselves.
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
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