Ahead of the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Deepest Darkest is a boutique contemporary Art Gallery in the historical heritage village of De Waterkant, within the Cape Town city bowl. Launching with the exclusive first foray into fine art by the former fashion designer Suzaan Heyns, the gallery is an engaging space that curates emerging and established local, national and international contemporary artists.
“We aim to present art that people want to live with,” says Deon Redman, co-owner and founder of Deepest Darkest. “Our aim is to present a platform for artists to exhibit in group and solo shows, and to present art that is engaging and accessible to a wide range of art collectors.”
For the first show, Nastergal, Suzaan Heyns has created very beautifully, delicate sculptures out of plastic. These are reminiscent of flowers, and yet are actually anatomical casts of parts of the artist’s body growing and reaching in submergence.
This show is complemented by a selection of over-sized photographic works by Krisjan Rossouw. Entitled Tropika, the collection explores the idea of what may often, on the surface, appear idyllic, yet has a rich, textured undertone. The gallery itself is presented in the front section of a listed 183-year-old building that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm