Louis de Villiers is back (with blue) in the studio. He continues to explore the cultural codes of our social, consumerist landscape – a landscape where brands and personal style communicate philosophical affiliation and social status. But, while once known for his limited colour palette of black, white and gold,
As August is Women’s Month in South Africa, we’d like to showcase some of our latest releases by women artists. This didn’t require any particular effort; coincidentally, collaborations with women have dominated the studio recently, albeit in a virtual sense. While we miss the in-person, in-studio conversations, lockdown necessitated new approaches
Self-taught artist Dominique Zinkpè (b. 1969) is one of Benin’s most celebrated exports. He enjoys global acclaim for his idiosyncratic style and complex, multidisciplinary expression. We had the good fortune to collaborate with him during his recent visit to South Africa. Zinkpé's work interrogates, highlights and satirises ideas drawn from his
As part of our new and improved website, we’re launching a 50ty/50ty collection called Special Projects, to showcase some very particular interests of ours. Think big names, bigger ideas, large scale and small editions. With Special Projects, we get to push the limits of the art of screen print and
This month, Cape Town offers us two must-see solo exhibitions by 50ty/50ty collaborators – John Murray and Marlene Steyn. Murray’s show, Sum of its Parts, is on until the end of November at WHATIFTHEWORLD and offers “a reconciliation of [his] two signature styles, abstract and figurative painting”, by presenting his creative processes.
Louis de Villiers’ brand new artwork, "May flowers grow in the bed of your sins", is available via our online shop as usual, but a limited number will also be for sale at Kalashnikovv’s First Thursdays event this week, to coincide with his recent solo at the gallery, We Ouchea.
This past month we plunged into an infinite range of reds – from rosy to ox-blood – in a collaboration with the remarkable Ruby Swinney. Not yet two years into her professional career, this young talent has already held a solo show at WHATIFTHEWORLD and been noticed by the continent’s
Have you checked out Artsy’s podcast yet? Have a listen to this episode which shares advice on starting your art collection. And perhaps follow that with a browse through our available artworks (all of which are limited edition, original prints by select South African artists).