CTAF 2023: Colourful Thinking "Eclectica contemporary is pleased to present an exciting celebration of color and African identity in our group exhibition, "Colourful Thinking." This vibrant display features works by artists Ayogu Kingsley, Johannes Phokela, Thebe Phetogo, Nedia Were, Bob-Nosa Uwagboe, Dankyi Mensah, Shaquille Aaron Keith, Ley Mboramwe, and Anthony Lane. Through the use of expressive colors and textures, these talented artists capture
On this occasion, Eclectica presents African portraiture , by renowned artist from the African continent , for whom Marshall is a powerful influence, as is the photographer Zanele Muholi.
Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team, have always been to provide a platform that highlights and celebrates the narratives of and from the African continent and so, by hosting a group exhibition in August each year, our focus turns towards sharing the stories of woman and non-binary artists. This means turning towards conversations around the impact of gender, its definitions, and the constraints that shape and reflect society at large.
At no point in the history of painting has the black body been so exalted, fetishized, or scrutinised. I believed the matter to be one driven by colonial guilt, the attrition of white mythological power, and, in lieu of a more hybrid and global grasp of humanity, the need for revisionism. This greater inclusivity is certainly the case, but so is the ongoing commodification
COLLECTIVE DELUSION Artists: Ley Mboramwe Loyiso Mkize Mia Darling Theko Boshomane Amy Lindeque The winter has arrived once more. Another summer gone and the sighs of the dams, as they feel the rain once more, echo the relief felt by us all. Twenty-five years have now come and passed since the first election of democratic South Africa in 1994 and we
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