EXPLORE THE WORK
Abstraction frees art from a truthful portrayal of a visual reality. Instead, it utilizes shapes, colors, forms and gestural mark-making to achieve its effect.
Take, for example, the 1948 “Still Life” painting by Christo Coetzee, whose fractured geometric lines and tilted perspective convey an emotional state. We can traverse Samson Mnisi’s dreamy green landscape framed by a blue sky and brown earth, while his trademark crosses and linear symbols link us to his family’s lineage of healers who themselves used these symbols to connect the past with the present. Sandile Zulu employs both the generative and destructive qualities of fire in works on canvas and paper that create harmonious biomorphic forms. He states “from one source, one genome, we are not different.”
The work in this gallery invites you to see our world, and worlds beyond, from a new perspective. To see our future with fresh eyes.