CONTINUUM - ANDRE NAUDE An Exhibition of Paintings
Andre Naude, above all, concerns himself with the process of painting, with his inimitable palette that uses the most unassuming colours in such a way that they dance with energy and glow with richness. His secret compassion for his sharp-voiced leitmotif, for the paint and the colour, results in a visual internationalism, a quality of work that transcends the possibility of ever being called endemic or myopic.
Alarmed logs and branches ready to bite you, quiet and hostile vases standing in ambush, slate paving in revolt, wrought-iron bristling with enmity. All painted with such relish that you want to touch them and mollify them, to tame them and take them home to sleep on your couch. The darkness disguised with seductive colour and luscious painterly marks, a dichotomy of fatalistic protest and an optimism of hope.