We took a break from the studio to go have a look at some fine contemporary art on display at the Cape Town Art Fair within the city’s CTICC. And we were suitably impressed.
There was a great mix of South Africa, African and international talent on display. A wide variety of media was used – with the photographic medium showing African artists preference for the camera lens. These artists often mix the fine art medium with cultural queues localised to African culture – specifically religious, tribal and historical narratives rendered sharply in the photographic medium. It makes for an interesting dichotomy of first world and third world textures. We feature some of our favourite pieces below. See you next year!
Justin Dingwall - White Mary, 2013. Detail and full piece.
Yinka Shonibare - Revolution Kid (Fox Girl), 2012
Yinka Shonibare - Fake Death (The Death of Chatterton - Henry Wallis), 2011 - Detail
Yinka Shonibare - Fake Death (The Suicide - Manet), 2011 - Detail
Alexis Peskine - Revolution, 2017 - Moon gold leaf on nails, earth, coffee, water and acrylic on wood
Anish Kapoor - Mirror (Cobalt Blue), 2016
Anthony Gormley (Ed. Sorry - I don't know which figure this is - Let me know!)
Stanislaw Trzebinski - Stalactite Man, 2015
Alexander Gutke - Loud, loud (Brass, Stamp), 2014
Ed Young, "Shit"
Khaya Witbooi, Detail (Unknown)
Barbara Wildenboer - Holy Smoke 1, 2018 - Detail
Wim Legrand - Blow some my way - Detail