Category Archives: Painter

WITHOUT MASKS Contemporary Afro-Cuban art

How fortuitous that the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) was able to unmask a collection of Afro-Cuban art at an exhibition coinciding with South Africa’s hosting of the soccer World Cup – and the spotlight falling on Africa. Advertisements

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ALEXIS PRELLER: AFRICA, THE SUN AND SHADOWS

‘Whatever I am after is contained in an African shape …’ Alexis Preller[1] Reflecting on Alexis Preller’s extraordinarily visual life with Karel Nel… More often than not artworks at exhibition openings serve as a backdrop for a social event. The … Continue reading

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Can a holy, virgin hermit not be my role model?

Last week I sent the following email to friends: ‘I knew I would have a role model somewhere. I just didn’t realise that it would be a virgin and a hermit!

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REMEMBERING ROBERT HODGINS (1920 – 2010)

‘I think there’s something of a split personality … outside the studio, I think I’m not much: a cheery bloke, full of anecdotes and jokes, wise saws and modern instances, light and agreeable on the palate. But the painter in … Continue reading

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HALAKASHA: Art and Soccer

HALAKASHA* (*traditional South African celebratory cry of a goal being scored)

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The Eleven Football and Art – South Africa 2010 x Brazil 2014

South Africa squares up against Brazil, not on the soccer pitch as one would expect but in an art space made available for the meeting of two countries and cultures, both hosts of the soccer world cup, now and in … Continue reading

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Minnette Vári: Parallax

‘I am my own landscape’ Minnette Vári [1] At her latest solo exhibition at the Goodman Gallery (21 January – 13 February 2010), Parkwood, Johannesburg, Minnette Vári presented Parallax[2], a series of anamorphic images on paper and video work. Minnette … Continue reading

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