Arcadia - a group show

Tue, May 10, 2016 to Sat, May 28, 2016
  • Banele Khoza, 'Sunnyside', 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 94
  • Banele Khoza, I love you like I love my selfies, 2016, Mixed medium on canvas, 64 x 94cm
  • Rosie Mudge, 'Work Work Work Work Work Work (3)', 2016, 2016, Collagraph on Fabriano Rosapina, 50 x 70cm Edition 1/1
  • Richard Witikani
    Richard Witikani, Boulders, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 46 x 64cm
  • Richard Witikani
    Richard Witikani, Spring, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 52 x 63cm
  • Richard Witikani
    Richard Witikani, Red Mutoko Tree, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 61 x 61cm
  • Richard Witikani
    Richard Witikani, Kunzvi Hill, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 65 x 65cm
  • Richard Witikani
    Richard Witikani, Untitled I, Acrylic on paper, 54 x 128cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Forest III, 2015, Water soluble oils on linen, 100 x 130cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Ice Mountain, 2015, Water soluble oils and gesso on aluminium, 48 x 58cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Artist Tamsin Relly, woven by Stephens Tapestry Studio and produced by L’MAD Collection, Business as usual, 2014, Mohair tapestry, 238 x 221cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Ice Grotto I, 2014, Water based monotype on Somerset paper 250gsm, 58 x 53cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Greenhouse II, 2014, Water-based monotype on Zerkall 250gsm, 67 x 88cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Circles in the woods (Finland 3), 2016, Water colour and pastel on paper, 33 x 40cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Circles in the woods (Finland 4), 2016, Water colour and pastel on paper, 33 x 40cm
  • Tamsin Relly
    Tamsin Relly, Black beach, white snow, 2016, Softground etching and aquatint on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm 51 x 57cm, Edition of 20
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, Threshold, 2016, Oil on tracing paper, 93 x 68cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, The Furies Dance, 2016, Oil on tracing paper, 93 x 68cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, The Initiate, 2016, Oil on tracing paper 84 x 68cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, Halcyon dream, 2016 Oil on tracing paper, 99 x 79cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, Scorn of the Riverbank, 2016, Oil on tracing paper, 68 x 93cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, Sirenomelia, 2016, Oil on tracing paper, 68 x 76cm
  • Ruby Swinney
    Ruby Swinney, Descendants, 2016 Oil on tracing paper, 55 x 50cm
  • Banele Khoza
    Banele Khoza, Escape, 2016, Acrylic on canvas 94 x 64cm
  • Banele Khoza
    Banele Khoza, Reflection, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 94 x 64cm
  • Rosie Mudge
    Rosie Mudge, Work Work Work Work Work Work (1), 2016, Collagraph on Fabriano Rosapina, 60 x 80cm
  • Rosie Mudge
    Rosie Mudge, Work Work Work Work Work Work (2), 2016, Collagraph on Fabriano Rosapina, 60 x 80cm
  • Rosie Mudge
    Rosie Mudge, Work Work Work Work Work Work (3), 2016, Collagraph on Fabriano Rosapina, 60 x 80cm
  • Rosie Mudge
    Rosie Mudge, Work Work Work Work Work Work (5), 2016, Collagraph on Fabriano Rosapina, 60 x 80cm
  • Talya Lubinsky
    Talya Lubinsky Time-Lines 2015 Wooden shelf with cabinet card drawers and index cards, wooden paper 15 x 180 x 10cm
  • Installation
  • Installation
  • Installation
Richard Witikani
Richard Witikani
Richard Witikani
Richard Witikani
Richard Witikani
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Tamsin Relly
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Ruby Swinney
Banele Khoza
Banele Khoza
Rosie Mudge
Rosie Mudge
Rosie Mudge
Rosie Mudge
Talya Lubinsky

Recently there seems to be a resurgence of landscape painting on the contemporary South African art scene. Arcadia looks at this through the eyes of six contemporary painters and printmakers, each with their own interpretation of the landscape they find themselves in.

Banele Khoza and Rosie Mudge have approached this with a contemporary digital gaze in painting and printmaking. While Tamsin Relly and Ruby Swinney transport us with their ethereal brushstrokes from the Arctic Circle to the company gardens in Cape Town. Talya Lubinsky offers a conceptual sculptural edge with her masterful engagement with maps and Richard Witikani an older more established artist from Zimbabwe shares his love of rural life with his timeless landscapes of home.

“Landscape painting pulls me into the masterful balance of Arcadia, the ancient Roman poet Virgil speaks of a land, Arcadia, a kind of Eden, unspoiled, that is the home of pastoral simplicity, idyllic landscapes with objects perfectly positioned creating a timeless perspective. As we move into modern landscapes we push further and further away from these balanced landscapes into city highlines and manmade grey. Arcadia highlights these differences in our landscapes by focusing on the importance of nature. With an artist such as Richard Witikani landscape painting evokes the power of land and belonging, this against the likes of Tamsin Relly and Talya Lupinsky who closely engage with the role that man has played in shifting the landscape.” Says curator Amy Ellenbogen.

Artists include Richard Witikani, Rosie Mudge, Tamsin Relly, Banele Khoza, Ruby Swinney and Talya Lubinsky

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