Ambiguous

Curatorial Statement

The exhibition that makes the in-between significant.

To be ambiguous is to be capable of being understood in two or more possible senses or ways. Consider the indefiniteness of a thing. The instinct that sparks one to investigate just a little more. To explore the world with an openness and willingness to expect different outcomes. To have multiple sides but be one object/matter. To disrupt harmony. To encourage conversation, or to not. The interpretation of this can be handled in multiple ways, so draw inspiration where you find suitable.

~ Curatorial Statement by Neo Mahlangu

Olwethu De Vos

Olwethu's Synopsis
The depths in which COVID 19 has impacted our lifestyles cannot be fathomed, but it does not stop us from dreaming of envisioning what our worlds could be and trying to make it happen, it just means what we intend may need a different approach. The artworks in this series are an expression of this viral invasion and transforming it into beautiful matter. During this  COVID 19 lock down  I found myself going back and forth through what I think was depression , it was a series of inexplicable interchanging emotions of feeling happy, sad, angry, fearful all at once and I can just imagine how many more people developed anxiety and depression.  Until one day I came across a song ”A million dreams”  from The Greatest Showman. I thought if I could meditate on filling my head with beautiful thoughts, dreams, colors and just envision myself as a positive globe, soon enough it will sincerely reflect in my soul and lifestyle regardless of circumstances. 

The Brightest Colours Fill My Head I

Pastel, Ink, Acrylic and Staples On Board
Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm
Year: 2020
R31 000.00

The Brightest Colours Fill My Head II

Pastel, Ink, Acrylic and Staples On Board
Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm
Year: 2020
R31 000.00

Neo Mahlangu

 

Neo's Bio

Neo Mahlangu is (b. 1992) is a Johannesburg-based artist working primarily with charcoal and digital illustrations. Human connection grounds the practice of her work – her most recent work reasserts rhetoric of authority of the female voice in the everyday world and in the art world. The work normalizes vulnerability again, bringing elegance and grace to the spaces that we occupy, it helps theorize the meaning of vulnerability in our lives, pushing you to day dream, and move into a space that allows spending uninterrupted time with thoughts, and dreams. Reminding you that in the midst of solitude is where we sometimes experience sharp insight and clarity. The process of creating work for the artists has proven to be more than a practical extension but also time spent in contemplation and preparation. 

The body of work is one by a woman who is well absorbed in her politics, affirming other women in their own efforts to construct worlds of undisturbed space, where we can work with passion and abandon.

The burden to be strong, why is it mine?

Charcoal on Fabriano Board
50.0cm  x 70.0cm
2020
R14 500

A soft black womxn I

Charcoal on Fabriano Board
50.0cm  x 70.0cm
2020
R14 500

A soft black womxn II

Charcoal on Fabriano Board
50.0cm  x 70.0cm
2020
R14 500

Glorify Her

Charcoal on Fabriano Board
50.0cm  x 70.0cm
2020
R14 500

Two Ladies

Charcoal on Fabriano Board
50.0cm  x 70.0cm
2020
R14 500

Puleng Mongale

 

Puleng's Bio

Puleng Mongale is a fine artist whose favored medium of expression is digital collages fused with self-portraiture. As that life is made more visible through images – her work is an assemblage of symbols and visual codes; a personal diary that is made available for all to see, inviting you into the artists intimate world of thought, self-discovery, personal journeys, and deepest innermost feelings. Producing works that are so mundane that they seem out of place in the gallery wall but also visually profound that they claim the gallery space. Her work is therefore Involved in a project of resuscitation – giving life back to the gallery walls, where relation is more possible than ever through this extension of vulnerability. The artist is also subject to her own production of the work, and also object to her own authorship therefore not imposing meaning but inspiring it. The work is a medium for the audience to be comfortable in claiming their own journey too.

Cravings of A City Girl I

Paper size : 46x46cm
Image Size : 40x40cm
Year 2020

Edition 1/10
Framed
R7 500.00

Edition 2/10-10/10
Unframed
R6 300.00

Cravings of A City Girl II

Paper size : 46x46cm
Image Size : 40x40cm
Year 2020

Edition 1/10
Framed
R7 500.00

Edition 2/10-10/10
Unframed
R6 300.00

Cravings of A City Girl III

Paper size : 46x46cm
Image Size : 40x40cm
Year 2020

Edition 1/10
Framed
R7 500.00

Edition 2/10-10/10
Unframed
R6 300.00

Encounters with the Departed II

Paper size : 46x46cm
Image Size : 40x40cm
Year 2020

Edition 5/10
Framed
R8 500.00

Edition 6/10-10/10
Unframed
R7 100.00

Cow Mash

 

Cow Mash's Bio

Cow Mash was born in Limpopo (birth name Kgaogelo Mashilo) and raised in Pretoria where she is currently based. She graduated from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) with a degree in Fine Art, majoring in sculpture. In 2016, Cow created her first life size public figure, representing Francis Baard and forming part of the National Heritage Monument. In 2017, Cow was one of three artists to create a statue of Oliver Tambo, which stands at the O.R Tambo international airport. Cow was winner of the PPC Imaginarium fashion category in 2019. In 2019 she also collaborated on the sculpture of Zakithi Nkosi for the Zakithi Nkosi Clinical Haematology Centre of Excellence, located at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Cow is currently completing her master’s degree at TUT and continues to take part in various group shows.

Le Karate la Mama

Mixed media on Canvas
120 x 84 cm
2019
R 17 000.00

Stepe

Mixed media on canvas
120 x 84 cm
2020
R 17 000.00

Modisa

Mixed media on Canvas
120 x 84 cm
2019
R 15 000.00

Mmadihlofa

Found Object, Resin
60 x 65 x 55 cm
2019
R 18 000.00

Moeletsi

Resin, Mixed Media
Life Size
2019-2020
R 46 000.00

Envy

Ink & Acrylic on Fabriano
105 x 85 cm
2018
R 11 000.00

Phumzile Buthelezi

Phumzile's Bio

Phumzile Buthelezi has always had an affinity with art, starting from an age as young as 13 years old where she won third prize in a drawing competition. She has always been crafty and was mostly occupied with embroidery, crocheting, knitting, bead-work and fabric painting in her teenage years. Her style is easily distinguishable, with organic forms and shapes and a colourful palette. Her work extends the qualities of nature; as beautiful, life-giving, and a formidable force which also examples female energy of strength, beauty and nurturing qualities. She is currently working on multiple projects, including a sculpture/illustration exhibition with Candice Berman and is set to exhibit work in the 2020 Turbine Art Fair amongst many others.

Melt Down

Collage on Fabriano
70 x 100 cm
2020
R 20 000.00

Breathe

Collage on Fabriano
70 x 100 cm
2020
R 20 000.00

Get Back on The Horse

Collage on Fabriano
70 x 100 cm
2020
R 20 000.00

Exhale

Collage on Fabriano
70 x 100 cm
2020
R 20 000.00

Imidlinzo (thoughts)

Collage on Fabriano
70 x 100 cm
2020
R 20 000.00

Lebogang Motaung

Lebo's Bio

Who is Lebohang Motaung?

Lebogang is a fine artist part of the excellence of black visual culture and has cemented herself in both the national and international art market. She champions identity preservation of women in the politics of hair through her u nique medium of hair extensions.

Lebohang’s work calls for women to remain unchanged and unshaken by the judgement of how they wear their hair by others.

As a black woman herself she is informed by her own experiences with her hair – navigating the politics of black hair by observing tradition, bond, conversation and pressures she had to faced and deal with.

Being so well travelled through artist residency opportunities, such as the four-month residency at The School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA where she learned advanced intaglio techniques and contributed as an assistant teacher to The School’s programme. it has contributed to her very unique artist style.

Rooted

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
2020
R12 750.00

Yearning

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
2020
R16 000.00

Seeing is Accepting

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
2020
R16 000.00

Divining

Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
2020
R16 000.00

Deserving

Acrylic on paper
100x70cmm
2020
R18 000

Girl in Red

Acrylic on Paper
100x70cmm
2020
R18 000

It's a black girl thing

Acrylic on paper
89x148cm
2020
R20 000

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