Mullins presents us with Chaotic Region, tracking the space between scientific enquiry and superstition, which he sees as strategies developed in response to our attempts to understand our world and our need to ward off the contingencies of Bad Things Happening To Us. The series is a complex web of images and icons, events and amulets. Canvases read from photo-real images to fetishistic impasto object-paintings.
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Mooney has a sense of being at the centre of multiple streams of stylistic expression (abstract, surreal, historical, representational and various hybrids of the same) each of which somehow satisfy a part of him and yet if he delves into any one stream exclusively, as most painters do, he could spend a lifetime trying to perfect that to the exclusion of the others. One could perhaps not ask for a more honest painter.For more on Mooney and his work click here
Meyer is regarded as the leading figure in the Hyper-Realist movement in Southern Africa.He presents us with strikingly real illusions, all distinctly familiar, yet ultimately invented. They are imagined archetypes rather than specific events. His most recent narrative genre, exploring the complex currents of human relationships, captivates his viewers. Rarely are interpretations the same. Everyone has their own judgement and somehow the relationships continue to change with every inspection or even passing glance. There is fluidity, an evolving drama, a very real atmosphere. For more on his work click HERE
Sibiya took folk art to its most expressive and sophisticated levels. By rubbing powdered pigments into richly engraved images, Sibiya´s compositions progressed from purely decorative to a conceptually abstract vision. As the artist matured, his leaning to carve, rather than to engrave, presented what would emerge as Sibiya´s unique signature. The most distinctive features of his style are his use of organic shapes which are connected with flowing, rhythmic lines, juxtaposed on a background of complex carved and painted relief and intaglio spaces.For more on his work click here
Mahlangu's imagery is uniquely African. His interest in South Africa's 'homecoming' to the African continent, draws one into his timeless realm of southern African icons of traditional life, depicted almost as Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Sadly, Mahlangu passed away suddenly in 2004. Everard Read continues to represent his estate and is excited to present the sculpture Rider.
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Anton Momberg is a sculptor of portraits and figures, working in bronze, wood, ceramics, marble dust and resin. He has emerged as arguably South Africa's finest realist in sculpture, focusing mainly on the female nude. His finely crafted work cast in marble dust and resin has an unearthly, unsettling quality that somehow makes a monolith of the contemporary female form, as distinct from the 'Venus' of antiquity. For more on his work click HERE
Keith Joubert´s seemingly effortless renditions of Africa with their contemporary vision, impeccable draughtsmanship and tonality gain rapidly increasing acknowledgement internationally. His works play on the subtle inter-relationships between different facets in the ecosystem where the diminutive and seemingly innocuous creatures are as essential as the larger animals that evolved within Africa. Joubert has also developed a deep fascination with indigenous human cultures which have successfully co-existed with their natural environment for generations.
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Dyaloyi is one of South Africa’s most exciting mid career artists.. Living in Khayelitsha, he paints with an uncanny determination, trying to unravel the mysteries of the human condition through his medium. Dyaloyi pays special attention to the South African context and hopes to highlight “… the black people’s level of existence.” He prays that his images will bring about understanding. To view more of his work click here
One of South Africa's foremost artists, Beezy Bailey was born in Johannesburg. He received a Fine Arts degree from the Byam Shaw School of Art in London in 1986.
'Each of my works is a frozen dream. Images & legends enter from my subconscious, the world of my imagination. I am a conduit of visual messages greater than me, at best a messenger from God, at worst a Fallen Angel.'
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