Solid showing of contemporary art at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair

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"

Maurice Mbikayi

Stanislaw Trzebinski

Khaya Witbooi, Detail (Unknown)

Chris Valentine

Norman O'Flynn

Barbara Wildenboer - Holy Smoke 1, 2018 - Detail

Wim Legrand - Blow some my way - Detail