A brand new project uploaded by the talented folks at Says Who. I want one.
I’ve been a fan of Haidee Nel‘s beautiful work for a while now. If you’re in Cape Town you can see a selection of her work on view at the Cape Town Art Fair from 26 Feb – 1 March. The Hare, The Fox, The Hummingbird, The Lion, The Crocodile & Die Bokkie.
“Sculptor and performance artist Haidee Nel started her career by constructing and distributing pairs of wire-and-fur ears to art festival audiences. She was intrigued by the way in which her work brought people closer to their animal selves. These wearable artworks served as a tool for the shedding of social masks and a return to child-like innocence – an experience that reminds people of their ever-present intrinsic potential to become anything that they desire. The notion that thoughts have a direct effect on our perception and experience of the world was what inspired Nel to move towards creating live, interactive human sculptures and eventually develop her own series of masked child characters that have gained recognition worldwide.” – Erdmann Contemporary
This weekend the acclaimed NIROX Sculpture Park was transformed into a contemporary wonderland, with larger-than-life sculptures dotted across the landscape. Some of Franschhoek’s top chefs and wine producers provided visitors with top-end meals, charcuterie, and wine and bubbly by the glass.
It was a magical day with fantastic food and wine in one of the most beautiful parks in our country. It truly felt like we were lazying about in a Seurat painting.
After having successfully created the FNB Joburg Art Fair and Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair, Artlogic has been looking to create a new event that offers Gautengers an opportunity for a day out of the city.
Well they’ve absolutely succeeded and I hope that this will become an annual event.
Follow Art Logic on twitter to find out more about all their fantastic events.
Gráinne McHugh is a Cape Town based artist who mainly works with clay. “She creates ambiguous figures: beautiful, cute, fun, but also discomposed, ironic and muted. A range of every-woman doll heads has been her chief preoccupation.
Nomadic and self-taught she works like a magpie – finding the textures of an odd button, a soiled doily and throwaway scrap inspirational.”
“My work is really a series of mistakes, riffs and quirks.”
See more of her beautiful work here: http://www.grainnemchugh.com/
Follow her on Twitter: @GrainneMcHugh