Nina Holmes returns to Eclectica Contemporary this August with her second solo exhibition at our gallery titled ‘it is not what i see”. This show was largely informed by a landscape painting workshop in Karatara, near Knysna, that Holmes attended earlier this year. Working instinctively and through a process of reflecting on all her senses, the pieces reflect an urge to make visual what is heard, smelled, touched and emotionally experienced while working in a new and alive environment.
On returning to her studio in Cape Town, a process of reflection and translation began. Attempting to recapture and re-experience the forest, the shouting of hens, the whistle of wind in the trees, the sun in her eyes – all tangled together with the experience of working ‘en plain air’ – Holmes filled her studio with the studies she’d created and brought back with her. Colours and textures spread across her canvases, around the space, and across vision in abstraction that invoke the dualities of nature, occupying space, and interacting, within it.
The exhibition opens Thursday, 1 August, 18h00 – 21h00
@ 69 Burg Street, Cape Town.