After a meteoric rise, with widespread acclaim and acquisition, the artist known simply as Fringe will hold his second exhibition at our gallery, and collectors are lining up for a feeding frenzy.
Fringe is undoubtedly South Africa's favorite pop artist whose mixed media works contain happy, yet irreverent, iconography. His anonymity allows him to navigate the pop world of familiar characters, brands and slogans without being weighed down by the fuzz, or distraction, of a real persona.
About the new show he says from his secret studio hideout in Jo'burg: 'The whole idea behind DON'T BLINK is to realize that we will never be able to stop progression. We will never be able to slow our pace. We are all victims of a specific state of mind. All in or all out. If we start we cannot stop. The only way to take it in is to look through the rear view mirror while we drive on by. That way we catch the now and the then.'
DON'T BLINK promises to be a mind bending journey through the characters and charades of youth, reminding us that, however old, we can all be happy children.
DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Address: Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg
Cell: +27(61) 466 0451
MORE EVENTS IN JOHANNESBURG
|JOHANNESBURG - THE BAG FACTORY ARTISTS STUDIO|
Opening: Thursday 20 September 2018 at 17:30
Participating: Pebofatso Mokoena
|JOHANNESBURG - CANDICE BERMAN FINE ART GALLERY|
Opening: Wednesday 26 September 2018
ASSEMBLING THE GHETTO
Walkabout: Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11:30 - 12:30 Participating: John Vusi Mfupi
|JOHANNESBURG - THE HENRY GEORGE GALLERY|
Opening: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 18:00
Participating: Mthobisi Maphumulo * Andile Maphumulo * Thalente Khomo * Mondli Mbhele * Nhlanhla Chonco * Nhlakanipho Mkhize