Don’t miss the opening of Wilhelm Saayman’s solo exhibition In Season Five Everyone Dies at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery.
“The show draws its inspiration from a fictional situation whereby the artist is the only survivor of a plane crash and is left alone on an island, painting his memories of the other passengers.”
63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town
Starts 15 May
The Candlestick Maker by Paul Senyol
Shy Girl by Paul Senyol
The Butcher by Paul Senyol
Fancy Girl by Paul Senyol
The Baker by Paul Senyol
Akivivi by Wesley van Eeden
I’ve been away for a while and I’ve missed quite a few things including this exhibition by Wesley van Eeden and Paul Senyol at A word of Art.
So it’s a bit late, but here’s some of their beautiful work from their recent exhibition.
“Transformative explored the notions of reality in society in a constant stage of change. Van Eeden was taken by the idea of how something we do today will have a certain influence on the way we live tomorrow, next week, a month from now and for many years to come. Trying to grapple for a grasp on the present moment, we find ourselves in eternal stages of change. Senyol took a deeper look at the very fabric of his everyday life and those who orbit his existence as a starting point.”
I always love popping in to the lovely and talented young photographer Amy Scheepers’ blog wolf and wood to see what she’s been up to. I adore her whimsical and ethereal photography and I can never tire of featuring her work.
Model: Tessa Rose Vardy // MUA: Alana Pohlmann // Photographer: Amy Scheepers
I recently spotted these lovely, fresh geometric bowls on the House and Leisure site. They’re by Carla da Cruz a ceramic artist based in Durban, South Africa. Along with making ceramic artworks, she also makes Token, a range of ceramic jewellery, accessories and decor items.
You can also follow her on Pinterest.
Via House and Leisure
Hugh Byrne is a young upcoming artist who works and lives in Cape Town. The city is where he finds his influence. After gathering images he breaks them down into simplified geometric forms and hard-hitting colours.
The brightly coloured artworks shine and are highly reflective. He uses layers of paints, resins and various coatings to get this effect, which is most effective.
The paintings are effective on their own but are often assembled so that they build and extend on each other until networks of them have spread across the walls.
He has been exhibiting around country and most recently at Salon91. Today he is taking part in the First/Thursday art walk and his work will be up at the New Heritage Gallery at 100 Shortmarket.
From 28 January – 23 February NIROX projects will be hosting Cape Town based artist Georgina Gratrix at Arts on Main, Johannesburg where she will be using the project space as her private studio. The work that she will be creating in this space (not the artwork featured here) will then be exhibited at the end of this period in an Open Studio exhibition from 24 February to 06 March 2013.
“Georgina is one of the most exciting and innovative young artists on the South African contemporary art scene. Part mocking, part criticism, part play, Gratrix’s work offers an inverted visual take on the world. Instilled with her youthful energy and personal experience, her work is refreshing, entertaining and complex.” – SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch
Artwork via SMAC Art Gallery
Partners Norman Meyer and Abrie von Wielligh have nearly 30 years of combined furniture industry skills and international qualifications in joinery, cabinet making and carpentry.
As passionate nature lovers who find inspiration in natural surroundings, the Meyer von Wielligh approach to furniture design favours the gentle lines and intricate textures of nature.
“Nature provides an array of colours, textures and materials that enhance creative design possibilities. We enjoy a design challenge, especially if we can play around with beautiful woods and interesting finishing,” says Abrie. “We believe that integrity and quality are paramount to our business approach, from design and manufacture to delivery and after-sales service.”
Make sure to catch them at the Design Indaba Expo 1 – 3 March.
Clint Campbell ‘Ampersand’
Clement de Bruin ‘Quit Slackin’
Dani Loureiro ‘Waiting’
Ben Johnston ‘Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt’
Justin Southey ‘Ice Ice Baby’
During February & March Salon91 celebrates design and typography with ‘Back in 5 minutes’ an exhibition featuring an award winning set of local designers, typographers and illustrators, including Ben Johnston, Clinton Campbell of Studio Muti, Clement de Bruin, Justin Southey, & Dani Loureiro.
Each artist has approached the discipline of typography in a fresh & unique style, playing with scale, materials, surface quality, form, colour, dimensionality & of course, words.
The show will open on the 27th of February 2013 at Salon91 in Cape Town.
The Exhibition will conclude on the 23rd of March at 2pm & is not to be missed!
Safia Stodel the talented lady behind Ilundi Designs tells us a bit more about her simple and beautiful range of leather goods.
How did you get started?
I was studying fine art and needed a bag for all my books and supplies. I couldn’t find any decently priced simple leather bags, so I tried to make my own. I didn’t have a sewing machine though, so after a lot of research I created a folding technique which I used to make the bag with. No sewing required! This is how my signature sling bag came into being. Afterwards friends and family commissioned me to make them bags too – and it grew from there.
Your favourite things:
- First parts of making a new product: dreaming, researching and sketching
- Grilled marinated artichokes and vanilla pod milkshakes
- The way my daughter wakes us up in the morning with kisses. She’s 16 months old :)
- The earthy smell of new rolls of leather in my studio
Where can we buy your bags?
Ilundi bags and belts can be bought from Nap, Purr, Afraid of Mice, Mememe, Margot Molyneux’s clothing stall at the Biscuit Mill and very soon an exclusive range can be bought online from Presents in the Post (presentsinthepost.com). I also sell through my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/Ilundidesigns.
Adrie Le Roux
Adrie Le Roux
Adrie Le Roux
Kirsten SimsKirsten Sims
Don’t miss the enchanting Aurora all-female illustration show by Kirsten Beets, Maria Lebedeva, Adrie Le Roux and Kirsten Sims at Salon91 in Cape Town until the 23rd of Feb.
Giants among Men by talented Cape Town photographer Dillon Marsh is an ongoing project that features giant man-made objects around South Africa.
Dillon graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art in 2003. He’s had two solo exhibitions and several group exhibitions and is definitely someone to watch.