View In Room
View In Room
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 92cm (H) x 194cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 36.2" (H) x 76.4" (W) x 0.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
These paintings are inspired by the political novel of the same name by Guiseppe Lampedusa. This piece in particular is about one night in Palerma.
This work comprises five separate canvases:
Top row : 41 cm x 51cm
Bottom row, left to right: 51cm x 41cm, 51cm x 51cm (three panels)
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Based in: South Africa
Painting and drawing is an integral part of my life, and has been since a very early age. At the moment I am interested in formal elements of painting and drawing inspired by the world around me and the many countries I visit, and in finding meaning where others do not - in the fall of light on a sandy building in Riyadh, the chaos of the shacks of Kampala, the crowded taxi parks of Johannesburg. My art is a search for perfection that is not often found in life. I am fortunate enough to travel widely in the Middle East and Africa, but I have not found my Tahiti - a landscape populated with primary colours, instead I find landscape covered in sandy construction sites, tin roofed shacks, humanity sweating as trucks our loaded with voluminous bundles. But within these spaces there is balance and form and structure - all elements that are abstracted in my paintings.
Qualifications: MFA Wits University 2018
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