Odd traditions by Paul Senyol and Pierre le Riche


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Paul Senyol. Bounty. Mixed media on Canson Montval.

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Paul Senyol. Run after. Mixed media on Canson Montval.

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Paul Senyol. Tomorrow land. Mixed media on Fabriano Watercolor.

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Paul Senyol. Golden Days. Mixed media on Fabriano Watercolor.

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Pierre Le Riche. Broederbond, Lovell Gallery 2012, Cape Town.

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Pierre Le Riche. Broederbond (Detail), Lovell Gallery 2012, Cape Town.

From the fifteenth of October 2014 Salon91 will be transformed by Paul Senyol & Pierre Le Riche with ODD TRADITIONS, an exhibition of paintings, installation art, etchings & collaborative artworks. The artists first crossed paths as finalists in the 2013 Absa L’Atelier Competion, where a mutual interest in and admiration for each other’s practice was formed, and has resulted in their collaborating and exhibiting together.

Tradition, the transmission of beliefs, cultural habits and heritage through generations. The unwritten laws, the unspoken rules, the oral transmission of historical conventions, ideologies and even entire languages passed down over time. It is nonetheless inevitable, that all traditions will undergo change to some extent, however subtle or imperceptible. The desire to leave the indelible mark of our unique identities on the world, that is so intrinsic to human nature, ensures that we tend to add and / remove some of the details. We are essentially engaged in the constant process of renegotiating, deconstructing & reconstructing our traditions and cultures.

Rather than seeking out the strange or foreign traditions particular to South African culture, Paul Senyol & Pierre Le Riche attempt to deconstruct and re-assemble the (odd) idea of tradition itself with their two man exhibition ODD TRADITIONS.

Wednesday 15 October – Saturday 1 November 2014

Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town

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