Headspace by Carla Botes
Her illustrative work is defined by the juxtaposition of the seemingly ordinary, contrasted with quirky, whimsical and unusual elements. Botes sees herself as a visual storyteller, aiming to entice the imagination of the viewer with the tale her brush strokes tell. She has proven herself to be a master of the underestimated artistic medium gouache. "Headspace" promises to treat the public to a visual smorgasbord of storytelling prowess and illustrative whimsy.
Consequences by Lesley Ireland Mathew
In Salon A, Natal based artist Lesley Ireland Mathew will be presenting a body of work that deals with the triangular and often oscillating relationship between man, nature and God; and the consequences of man’s actions against the latter. A vanitas theme is present in her work, where attachment to material objects prevents us from obtaining ultimate peace. Her paintings resemble a conjured tabloid of contemporary and timeless objects, much like the constructed reality of a museum display.
Something Old, Something New by Vasek Matousek
Back by popular demand, Tulbagh based Czechoslovakian artist, Vasek Matousek will be presenting his latest body of work titled “Something Old, Something New” in Gallery Salon B.
Matousek is well-known for his theatrical and tongue-in-cheek sculptures and paintings – works often influenced by his fascinating and colourful personal narrative.
In “Something Old, Something New” Matousek brings together ‘older’ artworks in his signature theatrical style, and combines them with a new series of ethereal paintings; creating the perfect visual synergy sure to ensnare the viewer’s senses.
Participating: Carla Botes * Lesley Ireland Mathew Vasek Matousek *
RUST EN VREDE GALLERY
Address: 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville
Tel: 021 976 4691
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00. Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.