Among the serious problems that marked the hard lockdown of 2020, were the lesser frustrations that belong more in the notorious First World Problem category. Problems like “What can I do in my leisure time now that outside is forbidden?” and “Why did I panic-buy all these bananas?” seemed to
Emerging artist Adele van Heerden first graced our digital space with Homecoming – her contribution to our colour-in downloads project way back when we thought lockdown would only be three weeks long. Now, we’re thrilled to release her 50ty/50ty edition, titled Vanitas and inspired by the 17th century genre of
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,
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.
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).
Jeanne Gaigher (b. 1990) is an emerging artist whose mesmerising works of moody colour and half-imagined scenes have brought her swift critical acclaim. Formally trained in photography and printmaking, her current medium of choice is acrylic paint, with her daily photographs used as visual references for works on canvas and
The work of Luan Nel (b. 1971), though in recent years characterised by masterful paintings of the natural world, in fact varies widely in medium and content. His practice is primarily idea-driven: The symbolic potential of his subjects in combination with ambiguous titles serve as a structure within which Nel
Gitte Maria Möller (b. 1991) graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art (Cape Town) in 2015 with the Judy Steinberg Painting Prize in hand. She has since participated in numerous exhibitions, including a solo showing at the Turbine Art Fair (Johannesburg) in 2016 and the I Never Read Art Book Fair
For his 50ty/50ty artwork Bit Coupon, Asha Zero added another layer of conceptual depth and laborious production to his process. First, he digitally scanned images of his paintings; themselves depicting collages of found images. These were then cut and reassembled as a digital collage and this composite image colour-separated for