Entering the Dark Forest, we find the fractal beauty of trees and mossy ravines reflected in deep waters. Small crisp flickering marks merge and dissolve on the picture's surface, whilst Layzell's abstract canvases never lose their characteristic deep recession of space. Large swathes of vigorously moving, veiled and dripping paint suggest the movement, patterns and texture of rock, plant matter and water.
Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to end of the year on a gentle note with a new solo presentation ‘Much Love, Kelani Fatai.’ This exhibition marks the debut solo presentation of the emerging artist.
1-54 London 2023 Icons In The White House Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Ayogu Kinsley for 1-54 London Art Fair 2023. The exhibition showcases latest developments in the artist's ongoing series Icons In The White House. Ayogu Kingsley (b. 1994) is a Nigerian artist born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1994. Kingsley developed an interest and an early aptitude
Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to present its showcase for this year's FNB Art Joburg Fair, which features artists from Southern, Western and North Africa, each of whom contribute significantly to the ongoing discourse surrounding contemporary African art.
Chulumanco “There’s nothing quite as valuable as family for those lucky enough to have one”. “It’s the stick-together family that wins the joys of earth, That hears the sweetest music and that finds the finest mirth; It’s the old home roof that shelters all the charm that life can give; There you find the gladdest play-ground, there the happiest spot to live”.
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
João Ladeira Crossing Over Crossing Over is a solo exhibition by João Ladeira, featuring mixed media works installed on the ground floor of Eclectica Contemporary’s building. Working mostly with brightly coloured Dutch wax fabric that have become ubiquitous across many African countries, Ladiera’s works reflect on these surfaces that have become a contemporary symbol of African attire and textiles and the bodies that
Margins Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Margins, a group show which runs alongside three adjacent curatorial collaborations taking place in the gallery throughout August and September to celebrate Womxn’s Month. As a womxn run and led gallery based in South Africa, August is a focal month in Eclectica Contemporary’s calendar. Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team,
Alice Toich: The relationship between a female painter and her models As part of our Womxn’s Month program, Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Alice Toich: The relationship between a female painter and her models. Alice Toich opens a conversation honouring the relationship between the artist and model in her work and historically. I have been reflecting on the very personal relationship I