Project Description

Sue Greeff

Sue Greeff is a Cape Town based artist. In 2012 she began her studies at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art, where she later graduated as a painting major in 2015 with distinctions. Her practice is contemporary and conceptual, often based on ideas and experiences from her earlier careers in both the Medical and Interior Design worlds. Sue draws connections between seemingly unrelated ideas and visually explore these, to and understand hidden relationships.

Through her multifaceted body of work, Greeff contemplates and confronts the boundaries of understanding, acceptance and illusion, working across midgrounds and transitions – with memory and experience

Exhibitions

2016
– ‘future/present’ (group show), Barnard Contemporary Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town
– ‘A.R.T./assisted reproductive technology’ (solo show), Mullers Gallery, Cape Town
– Jan Royce Gallery, Church st. (group show), Cape Town
– ‘Meditative Moments’ (group show), Mullers Gallery, Cape Town
– Jan Royce Art Foundation Auction event, Cape Town
– ‘nano’ (group show), Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
– ‘Turbine Art Fair’ (group show), Emerging Painters, Johannesburg
– TAJ hotel – solo exhibition of works, Cape Town
– ‘WOMEN’ (group show), Grande Provence Gallery, Franshoek
– group show, Grande Provence Gallery, Franshoek

2017
– ‘Verging Thresholds’ (group show), Eclectica Design and Art, Cape Town
– ‘Visceral’ (group show), Cavalli Gallery, Stellenbosch
– ‘Redemptive Beauty’(group show), Eclectica Contemporary, Cape town
– ‘Turbine Art Fair’(group show), Eclectica Contemporary, Johannesburg
– Finalist in Sasol New Signatures 2017 Competition. Entrant work shown in Pretoria during September and mid October 2017
– Summer Salon exhibition(group show), Eclectica Design and Art, Cape town
– Ground Art (solo exhibition), Cape Town

2018
– ‘Investec Cape Town Art Fair’(group show), Eclectica Print Gallery, Cape town
– ‘nano’(group show), Barnard Gallery, Cape Town
– ‘Turbine Art Fair’(group show), Eclectica Contemporary, Johannesburg
– ‘Acetone Veil’(solo exhibition), Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town

2019
– Singulart online gallery (signed up August 2019) Paris.
– Art Residency. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. September/October 2019

2020
– Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The background to my focus and interest in birthing, death, biology and genome editing is drawn through a personal history as a midwife, my pregnancies, births and subsequent raising of my children. All of these experiences have led me up to this point to a shifting and questioning of the latest breakthroughs in genome editing and its technology.

The exhibition acetone veil although a slight departure from this terrain, was stimulated by the recent Kavanaugh trail and is a more personal reflection on the sociological and political implications that hegemony and misogyny have on womxn and their bodies in the 21st Century.

The artworks for this exhibition; largely oil on canvas and ink on latex interrogate the notion of this patriarchal culture. My use of latex is not only a signifier for sexuality but alludes to the seductiveness of this largely ‘veiled’ terrain.

Drawing inspiration from art historical references and iconography borrowed from popular culture seen in Television series like the Handmaid’s Tale, Instagram and news footage of protests, my visual language confronts the audience with questions around the silenced voice and anonymity of women in a world predicated on patriarchy and the subsequent exploitation of womxn and their reproductive bodies.

Whilst these are no simple answers, viewers of this exhibition are encouraged to participate in one of the major conversations of our time. The works and my art practice have been created to present a challenge to the viewer to consider and stimulate further thinking on not; ‘what we want to become’ as a responsible society but rather; ‘what is it that we want to want?’ – Yuval Noah Harari

 

Artworks:

Sue Greeff adam II 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

adam II
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm

Sue Greeff not without my child 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

not without my child
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff mamman 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

mamman
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm

Sue Greeff escaping family 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

escaping family
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm

Sue Greeff cellular flowers 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 38 x 30 cm

Cellular flowers
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
30 x 38 cm

Sue Greeff family tree 2020 Ink and Pigment on Board 20 x 30 cm

family tree
2020
Ink and Pigment on Board
20 x 30 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff hold on tight 2019 Ink, Pigment & charcoal on Paper 50 x 64.5 cm

familie
2019
Ink, Pigment & charcoal on Paper
64.5 x 50 cm

Sue Greeff the three graces 2019 Ink and Pigment on foamcore 22 x 30 cm

the three graces
2019
Ink and Pigment on foamcore
22 x 30 cm

Sue Greeff eve II 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 38 x 30 cm

eve II
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
38 x 30 cm

Sue Greeff eve I 2019 Ink and Pigment on foamcore 22 x 30 cm

eve I
2019
Ink and Pigment on foamcore
22 x 30 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff usher on the pink sea 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

usher on a pink sea
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff Andromeda under a pink sea 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

Andromeda under a pink sea
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm

Sue Greeff waited 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

waited
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff pink sea 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 43 x 65.5 cm

pink sea
2019
Ink on handmade paper on stitched book pages
65.5 x 43 cm

Sue Greeff mamman II 2019 Ink and Pigment on paper 43 x 65.5 cm

mamman II
2019
Ink on handmade paper on stitched book pages
65.5 x 43 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff fleur III 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 18 x 18 cm

fleur III
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
18 x 18 cm

Sue Greeff fleur II 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 20 x 30 cm

fleur II
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
30 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff fleur I 2019 Ink and Pigment on Board 38 x 30 cm

fleur I
2019
Ink and Pigment on Board
38 x 30 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff outer bloom 2019 Ink and Pigment on paper 50 x 20.5 cm

outer bloom
2019
Ink and Pigment on paper
20.5 x 50 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff inner bloom 2019 Ink, Pigment & charcoal on Paper 50 x 64.5 cm

inner bloom
2019
Ink, Pigment & charcoal on Paper
64.5 x 50 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, dialogue 2018 oil on canvas 120 x 90 cm

Sue Greeff
dialogue
2018
oil on canvas
120 x 90 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, lying down 2018 oil on canvas 130 x 51 cm

Sue Greeff
lying down
2018
oil on canvas
130 x 51 cm

Sue Greeff womxn’s work 2019 embroidery stitch on weathered original dhow sail 107.5 x 67 cm

Sue Greeff
womxn’s work
2019
embroidery stitch on weathered original dhow sail
107.5 x 67 cm

Sue Greeff, acetone veil 2018 oil on canvas 73 x 91cm

Sue Greeff
acetone veil
2018
oil on canvas
73 x 91 cm

Sue Greeff,sorting the see from the dirt I 2018 ink on board 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
sorting the see from the dirt I
2018
ink on board
20 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff offering 2019 ink and pigment on foamcore 33 x 38 cm

Sue Greeff
offering
2019
ink and pigment on foamcore
33 x 38 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff,sorting the see from the dirt II 2018 ink on board 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
sorting the see from the dirt II
2018
ink on board
20 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff our court 2018 ink on latex 39 x 28 cm

Sue Greeff
our court
2018
ink on latex
39 x 28 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff resistance 2018 ink on latex. 67.5 x 44.5 cm

Sue Greeff
resistance
2018
ink on latex
67.5 x 44.5 cm

Sue Greeff, charon 2018 embroidery stitch on weathered original dhow sail 208 x 48 cm

Sue Greeff
charon
2018
embroidery stitch on weathered original dhow sail
208 x 48 cm

Sue Greeff, umbilical embryo 2018 ink on latex 26 x 16.5 cm

Sue Greeff
umbilical embryo
2018
ink on latex
26 x 16.5 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff mother II 2018 Ink on latex 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
mother II
2018
Ink on latex
20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff, pieta 2018 ink on latex 12 x 10.5 cm

Sue Greeff
pieta
2018
ink on latex
12 x 10.5 cm

Sue Greeff
alba rouge
2018
ink on board
32.5 x 41 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, fruit 2018 ink on unprimed canvas 50 x 90 cm

Sue Greeff
fruit
2018
ink on unprimed canvas
50 x 90 cm

Sue Greeff, defiance 2018 oil on canvas 45 x 100 cm

Sue Greeff
defiance
2018
oil on canvas
45 x 100 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, black sun 2019 ink on canvas 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
black sun
2019
ink on canvas
20 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff resilience 2018 ink on board 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
resilience
2018
ink on board
20 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, iris 2018 ink on board 20 x 20 cm

Sue Greeff
iris
2018
ink on board
20 x 20 cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, Red Rain, 2019, ink and pigment on board, 20.5 x 20.5cm

Sue Greeff
Red Rain
2019
ink and pigment on board
20.5 x 20.5cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, still here, 2019, ink and pigment on board, 32.5 x 32.5cm

Sue Greeff
still here
2019
ink and pigment on board
32.5 x 32.5cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff,hands up, 2019, ink and pigment on board, 20.5 x 20.5cm

Sue Greeff
hands up
2019
ink and pigment on board
20.5 x 20.5cm
SOLD

Sue Greeff, Tend My Garden, 2018, Ink on latex, 29 x 29 cm

Sue Greeff
tend my garden
2017
ink on latex (framed)
25 x 32cm
SOLD

 

Sue Greeff Nurture 2017 Giclé print on epson smooth paper Edition- 1 of 10 25 x 13

Sue Greeff
Nurture
2017
Giclé print on epson smooth paper
Edition: 6/10 (framed); 7/10 & 8/10 (unframed)
25 x 13.5 cm
6/10 SOLD
7/10 SOLD
8/10 SOLD

Sue Greeff Mother 2018 Giclé print on epson smooth paper Edition 1 of 5 40 x 29 cm(framed)

Sue Greeff
Mother
2018
Giclé print on epson smooth paper
Edition: 1/5 (framed); AP & 2/5(unframed)
40 x 29 cm(framed)
1/5 SOLD
2/5 SOLD
AP SOLD

 

Sue Greeff - Eve and her mate 2017 Giclé print on epson smooth paper Edition - 1 of 10 , 25 cm x 17 cm

Sue Greeff
Eve and her mate
2017
Giclé print on epson smooth paper
Edition: 6 of 10 unframed
25 cm x 17 cm

SOLD

Sue Greeff Pieta 2018 Giclé print on hot press watercolour paper Edition 1 of 10, 20 x 24

Sue Greeff
Pieta
2018
Giclé print on hot press watercolour paper
Edition:1/10 (framed) ; AP & 2/10 (unframed)
20 x 24.5 cm (framed)
1/10 SOLD
2/10 SOLD
AP SOLD

Sue Greeff Pieta 2018 Giclé print on hot press watercolour paper Edition 1 of 10, 20 x 24

Sue Greeff
tender
2018
ink on latex
30 x 43 cm
SOLD

 

Sue Greeff: Mother and Child

Sue Greeff
Mother and Child
2015
Oil on Canvas
60 x 71 cm

Sue Greeff: The one who knows

Sue Greeff
The One Who Knows
2015
Oil on Canvas
80 x 70 cm

Sue Greeff - Bloodline

Sue Greeff
Bloodline
2016
Oil on Canvas
74 x 74 cm