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June 2014 Week 1

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Art View: Heidi Fourie reinterprets the tradition of genre painting

Our series, Art View, is an online collection of interviews with South African-based artists. The series focuses on artist interviews regarding their concepts and ideas, work processes and interesting things you did not know about them.

Heidi Fourie's preferred medium is painting where she explores notions and limitations of the medium. She often reinterprets the tradition of genre painting and her work often consists of multiple smaller fragments as opposed to single monumental pieces. Art.co.za interviewed Heidi to explore how she developed her technique and where her artistic talent is taking her.

Read [interview].


New Artist: Michael Heyns
by Fransi Phillips

Creativity falls outside the limitations of time and chronlogy. On the other hand, the body - bearer of the creative soul - is frequently the object and subject of creativity in the work of Michael Heyns. His art is closely linked to birth, life, growth, illness, solitude and pain, fragile and bruised beauty and the first undertones of physical ageing of the painting subject, who often serves as the pained object as well.

In this context, chronology thus has a definite role to play in the discussion of an art that nevertheless transcends the limitations of the body by exploring its own beauty and pain, and does not only integrate the temporary and the eternal, but also the metaphysics of life and death. At the same time, it is the physical characteristics such as composition and technique for which his work is most praised by art loversm critics and collectors.

View Michael Heyns' [artist portfolio].


Online Exhibition: Showcase Two
Bayliss Gallery Johannesburg

The Bayliss Gallery presents the second of their opening series exhibitions curated by Gordon Froud, Showcase 2. The exhibition features emerging and established artists such as Izanne Wiid, Debbie Cloete, Sybrand Wiechers, Eugenie Marais, Loreal de Vos, Moira MacMurray, Shonisani Netshia, Ian Marley, Liberty Battson, Fiona Coulridge, Chris Diedericks and more.

The exhibition runs from 1 June - 1 July 2014. View [online exhibition].


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Featured Exhibitions

4 x 8 = 32
Magda Joubert, Michele Nigrini, Annette Pretorius and Sanna Swart
Association of Arts Pretoria
6 - 28 June 2014

For the 4 x 8 = 32 exhibition three top-class female painters Magda Joubert, Michele Nigrini, Annette Pretorius and celebrated sculptor Sanna Swart join artistic forces. Each one of them is presenting eight works with topics of own choice.

View [online exhibition].

Upcoming Exhibitions

CAPE TOWN
7 - 27 June Various artists Casa Labia Gallery Cape Paradise in Ink
12 - 25 June Rodney Gee The Studio Kalk Bay Majestic Raptors

DURBAN
10 June Frank Nthunya Bellevue Gallery An Exhibition of Ceramics

JOHANNESBURG
8 June - 8 July Various artists Nirox Projects I Take It All Back
12 June - 28 July Various artists In Toto Gallery Menagerie

PIETERMARITZBURG
8 June - 20 July Singarum Jeevaruthnam Moodley Tatham Art Gallery Developing Characters

PRETORIA
8 June - 31 June Various artists St Lorient Art Gallery Creative Melange
12 - 30 June Gilberto Leal Centurion Art Gallery An Exhibition of Paintings
13 - 28 June Helene van Tonder Association of Arts Taking It to Head

For upcoming exhibition openings, see our listings



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(9 June 1961 - )
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- Edgar Degas


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