Bloodlines: Imagined Histories is fascinating group show in which 8 artists were invited to interpret a 2-hour music track compiled from different styles, periods and genres.
The featured artists included Izanne Wiid, Mariëtte Kotzé, Hannalie Taute, Leila Fanner, Jana Hamman, Vanessa Berlein, Jacques Van Der Walt and Krisjan Rossouw. These are our favourite three pieces.
From the ‘we never dreamt of seas…’ series (2015). Each model I photograph is an active contributor to the process. The series interrogates an expression of self against the metaphor of broken, lost and discarded things. The still strength of will. A quiet war won.
This is a photograph of Emelia Paulo. She is Angolan. The ‘colony’ of Angola was founded in 1575 with the arrival of Paulo Dias de Novais with a hundred families of colonists and four hundred soldiers.
It’s center of Launda was granted the status of city in 1605. The colonial period lasted close on 500 years. Portuguese remains the only ofﬁcial language of Angola.
Unlike modern variations currently spoken in multiple countries including Brazil, Mozambique, Macau and even Portugal itself, linguistic historians credit the Portuguese spoken by Angolans as the purist and most true to the original form of the language currently spoken today.
My interest lies in the inner landscape, the artistic expression of the inner self and the activity of the artistic process. I explore these themes through process-based ink wash painting, combined with scanography.
With an increasing interest in how process and repetition act as meditative instruments in art making, I combine traditional and contemporary art making practices to create a new visual language.
For Leila Fanner, painting has become an externalised form of meditation, a way of internalising an understanding of this world and other, less tangible realms.
Central to her recent body of work, is the depiction of a single feminine form. The ﬁgurative presence in each creation exists as a guide or an explorer-companion. The ﬁgures presented seem to be both a mythical and metaphorical imagining of being immersed in the natural world while experiencing ties to the ephemeral.
The exhibition runs from March 23rd until May 3rd 2019. For more information contact [email protected]