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The Rain Maker: An Exhibition by Bianca Brand15. July 2014

This Friday there is a new exhibition opening up at Wolves called The Rain Maker: An Exhibition by Bianca Brand. This young lady is very talented and I’m very excited to see what she is bringing with her from Cape Town. The show starts at 6pm and will be up until the 21 of July…

Come past and see if you don’t maybe want to nab yourself a piece or two… see you then

 

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Joanna Concejo08. July 2014

Joanna Concejo is a Polish illustrator who creates such imaginative and whimsical drawings. Her characters are playful and a little off-centre and I really like her delicate style of drawing.

- Joanna Concejo is a children’s book illustrator whose work is published in France, Italy and Spain. She’s originally from Poland, but currently lives in France where she spends her time drawing and bringing up her children. 

My main influences have come from childhood. I was brought up in the countryside with a grandmother who told stories in such a marvelous way that I’ve always had the desire to make things up. I was also surrounded by women who worked with their hands, whether embroidery or knitting, and I had an aunt who loved drawing. 

 

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Irana Douer18. June 2014

These illustrations are by artist Irana Douer. They remind me of the movie The Ring a bit. They’re dark and a bit obscure, but I think they’re very cool, I think they would make such rad tattoos.

-Irana Douer is an Argentinian artist based in Buenos Aires. Since 2005, Irana has been running Ruby Mag, a magazine featuring the work of artists from different countries, which led her to the publication of the Ruby Book by Gestalten in 2011. Recently, she has also translated the magazine concept into a gallery and shop space where she curates the work of like-minded artists and designers.

 

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Marsi van de Heuvel13. May 2014

This Thursday my friend Marsi van Heuvel is opening her show at Tonic at No. 3 Desmond Road, Kramerville. Marsi is one of the most skilled artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in real life. Her work is so fine and detailed that it makes you go crazy looking at it, because you just can’t comprehend the amount of work and patience that has gone into every piece. Below I have included only a few of the amazing pieces that are going up, there is still lots more that forms part of this show and believe me when I tell you, that this work will only be properly appreciated when seen in person.

All Marsi’s pieces are ink of paper, so all the little dots, lines and textures you see below are made up by hand, bit by bit over a period of time. I cannot wait to see this show and I think if you’re in Johannesburg you must make a plan to go see it too. I have no doubt that you will be blown away.

All work up, bar a few limited prints will be original pieces, ranging from 50 x 50mm to 1335 x 1090mm.

- I feel compelled to make work that contributes, and search to find relevant subject matter that does not exclude; that speaks in the language of Everyman. I love that art has the power to convey something complex in a simple way.
This work is a demonstration of my dedication, a practice of discipline and patience. The process is slow and meditative, consuming of time and self. The deliberate use of millions of minute pen marks  represents the likeness of our universe. The intention is to broaden perspectives of Who we are, and Where we are. The subject of Space in all its complexity and vastness calls me to explore the unknown.

“We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” – Carl Sagan, astronomer, 1980 

 

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The Wonders of the Universe Vol. 1 – exhibition06. May 2014

The Wonders of the Universe Vol. 1 exhibition, curated by Soft Serve is up at Wolves for the rest of the month. The work is very diverse and very cool, so I thought I would do another post to show you a few more examples of what these talented artists have come up with. There are 21 posters on display and they range from R500 to R2500, but the majority are R500 – R750. There are a limited run of 5 per print, so if you see something you like I suggest you snap it up, a couple have already sold out.

Happy looking….

 

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Christer Karlstad05. May 2014

This is the work of Christer Karlstad, he studied at the the Norwegian National School of Fine Arts and Glasgow School Of Arts. His work looks like they could be the pages that make up an old-school storybook of tales that have not so happy endings.

- In Karlstad’s constructed, ambiguous scenarios he freely engages in myths, symbols and archetypes, as this is how he sees and understands the world. When confronted by one of his paintings, wondering if somebody is dead or only sleeping, whether it’s good or evil, comforting or disturbing, the answers are actually to be found in the questions.

In his visual world of “staged mysticism” the ordinary time perspective ceases to exist. Depictions of realistic situations give way to another agenda. Compositions revolve around scenarios where normality is challenged, replaced or consumed by something else, something unknown.

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