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Laurie Lipton05. September 2014
These very peculiar and intricate drawings of by an artist called Laurie Lipton. I find them so bizarre, but just as intriguing. They’re like you’re taking a glimpse back into the past, but after you’ve eaten way too much Sunday lunch and sat out in the sun for too long, if you know what I mean.
- Laurie Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. “It’s an insane way to draw”, she says, “but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.”
Laurie says – The photographer, Diane Arbus, was another of my inspirations. Her use of black and white hit me at the core of my Being. Black and white is the color of ancient photographs and old TV shows… it is the color of ghosts, longing, time passing, memory, and madness. Black and white ached. I realized that it was perfect for the imagery in my work.”
Swain Hoogervorst28. August 2014
The other day I went to an art exhibition at the Turbine Hall in town. I saw some really nice pieces of art there and some of them I would of really liked to have taken home with me, especially this one painting of a swimming pool by an artist named Swain Hoogervorst. I really like his work, it reminds me of being a kid and coming home after school for a swim and a white bread and polony sandwich.
- Swain Hoogervorst has been painting full-time since 2012. He has exhibited on various group shows, locally and abroad, and held his first solo exhibition at the AVA gallery in Cape Town in May 2014. Hoogervorst was a collaborator with Andrew Putter in the 2010 Sketch Assembly, and was selected to show on the 2013 Absa Atelier exhibition in Johannesburg. Hoogervorst currently lives in Cape Town, where he works from Eastside Studios.
Northcote warehouse27. August 2014
I absolutely love this big open Northcote warehouse, which has been converted into a home. It’s filled with wonderful art, colour and amazingness.
These images comes off one of my most favourite interior blogs – The Design Files
Back to the Future Exhibition at Wolves Cafe19. August 2014
This Friday a new group exhibition is starting at Wolves at 6pm. It includes a bunch of talented young individuals and is being headed up by Miss Amber Smith who did a successful solo exhibition at Wolves a while back.
Come on in on Friday and come a look-see, I’m sure there will be something that takes your fancy… below is a sneak peak of a couple of the works going up.
Here are the artists taking place:
Gerhard Van Wyk
Nina Torr15. August 2014
Today I thought I would share some of Nina Torr’s work with you. She is a local South African artist that is one of my most favourite illustrators around. She has exhibited at Wolves a couple of times, as well as at a quite a number of other gallaries. She has a solo show coming up really soon and I’m going to make sure I’m first in line for it! I’ll let you know when it comes around, but for now enjoy some Nina magic.
- Nina Torr (AKA Andy Wyeth) is a Pretoria based illustrator/artist. She earned a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design in NY in 2010 and is currently teaching illustration at The Open Window in Pretoria.
“Cards for Tigers” initiative by Cupcake Richard Cake Shop13. August 2014
Cupcake Richard Cake Shop is a tiny online, vegan & gluten free, cake shop, based in Cape Town, who love love tigers (all cats really) and are really passionate about tiger conservation. They have launched a Postcard Project, based on the WWF project, for rangers who are dedicating their lives to saving these awesome animals. They wanted to do something nice for them, so they got five of South Africa’s amazingly talented artists to each supply them with work to create a set of tiger inspired postcards. The following artists were kind enough to participate: Kirsten Beets, Maria Lebedeva, Wonder Meyer, Elsabe Milandri, Andrew Sutherland
They now have a limited amount of 100 sets available. Each set includes all five postcards and the addresses of the brave rangers who are risking their lives to protect tigers against poachers. This project was inspired by the World Wildlife Fund’s “Cards for Tigers” initiative. You send a postcard to a ranger to tell them how awesome they are! Each set is R200.00 (excluding shipping) and absolutely 100% of the profit is donated towards the Save Tigers Now campaign, for tiger conservation.
You can contact them on this email address email@example.com if you would like to own a set or 2 or 3. Wolves is also going to be stocking them soon soon.
*Thanks so much guys for my set of postcards, they are really really pretty…