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
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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
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
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