THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF PAINTING
To celebrate our seventh participation in the Cape Town Art Fair, with a symphonic ensemble of six of our gallery’s Africa based painters, with an emphatic assertion of both the strength and the value of painting on the continent.
Wycliffe Mundopa is presenting a suite of six new smaller scale single figure canvases, in conversation with his current solo exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Zva_nyadza extending his powerful and provocative depictions of women, as allegories of national struggles and aspirations.
Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, one of Zimbabwe’s most critically engaged and acclaimed painters with works in major public and private institutional collections such as The Smithsonian African Art Museum (Washington), Museum of African Contemporary Art al Maaden - Macaal (Marrakech), Rubell Family Collection and Fondation Gandur (Geneva), is presenting a suite of five new canvases.
Helen Teede the finalist in the inaugural edition of the Norval Sovereign African Art Prize, currently on show at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town has had been making dramatic strides on the international art scene over the pasts couple of years and is presenting a suite of paintings made in Venice during 2021.
Amanda Shingirai Mushate, had a sell-out solo debut at the Cape Town art fair in 2020, as part of Tomorrows/Today curated section and this year is presenting a suite of 5 new paintings showing dramatic progress for this very young painter.
Finally, we are thrilled to be presenting Pebofatso Mokoena’s debut suite of paintings in oil, a dramatic new development for this incredibly gifted young painter from Johannesburg.
Covering the spectrum of styles and approaches to the medium these painters speak to the assured future of painting in Africa and to a certain African future for painting.