Join the party!

Art portfolio- my work

This is a #fairwarning to join the party!

#fairwarning!

you don’t have to suffer from FOMO

FOMO 70 x 18 x 10 cm Cotton thread, polyester fiber filling and rubber 2020 Hannalie Taute

so put a smile onto your face…

Put a smile on your face

because there is a change of plans

Change of plans

We would like to welcome you with arms wide open for the annual Turbine Art Fair

With arms wide open

…because shit is getting real – virtually!

shit’s getting real

It is going to be HOT!

HOT

AAAH-HAAA!

HAAA-AAAH! (SOLD)

There will even be a “Neighbourhood watch”:

And this little guy promises you a whale of a time:

a whale of a time

even if there is a wild goose chase

Sweet-tooth would like you to Eatmore and Seemore!

Sowaar as Padda-manel! So stop Horsing around because you can’t touch this!

You have to earn your stripes!

earn your stripes SOLD

…even among a (K)not of snakes!

(k)not of snakes 215 x 108 cm cotton thread and rubber 2018

for more info please visit Millennium gallery, or contact Ronel at https://www.millenniumgallery.co.za/about

Join the party Installation view

Studio news June 2020

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news

I find peace and solace in the studio when the world is in turmoil. It feels overwhelming just listening to the news, from a locust plague in India, to protests in America and strange “lockdown” regulations in South Africa.

Studio corner

As you know South Africa adjusted the “lockdown” regulations to level 3 from the 1st of June, but I’m still not sure when my solo “A walk in the park” which was meant to open at the end of May at the Arts Association in Pretoria will open, but as soon as I know something I will let you know. In the meantime here are some studio views….

studio installation view

In other studio news….. I would like to say it with flowers:

A dangerous bunch 75 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 at MContemporary gallery

Do(nt) 112 x 85 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2019 2020 at MContemporary gallery

Neighbourhood watch 85 x 75 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek

Shit “Could be” a lot worse 81 x 71 cm Cotton thread and rubber 2020 at Everard Read Franschoek.

On that note…

Keep safe, and healthy.

until pigs can fly

xxx

 

 

 

 

studio experiments

Studio news/blog

PVA paint and embroidered rubber mask experiment nr 1

“Horror is the removal of masks”

-Robert Bloch-

(quote of the day)

embroidered rubber face mask experiment nr. 2

Behind the scenes 😉

Untitled (Saint)

Art portfolio- my work

(Untitled) Saint 1110 x 700 mm Cotton thread, fabric and rubber (my work photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald)

“It is ingrained in all living creatures, first of all, to preserve their own safety, to guard against what is harmful and to strive for what is advantageous.”

-Saint Ambrose

detail

“Patience is the companion of wisdom” Saint Augustine

detail 1

 

meet the artist part 4 – feelings and flowers

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news/blog

Dear friends the other day I was sitting at my son’s cricket practice at school, stitching a couple of leaves and another mom asked me what I am doing. I tried to explain my work to her and had a hard time doing so.  Even when I know exactly what I should have said, I struggled to make her understand without showing any images.

So to practice I decided to write about it here. This is part 4 of 13….

I love contradictions.  Dichotomies fascinate me for eg:  Art/Craft, Success/Failure, good/bad, pure/sullied, masculine/feminine, self/other, nature/culture, life/death, human/divine, sacred/profane … and the list goes on…

I have a lot of conflicted feelings about the world we live in and sometimes those feelings extend to my work.

These days I mainly stitch flowers. A couple of years ago if you told me that I would stitch flowers, I would have said: No way Jose!

Hannalie Taute studio wall photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald 2020

If I think back now, I guess it started with marigolds for my Stink Afrikaner exhibition in 2016.

I am fascinated by the idea that flowers can be seen as a language of sorts. (see floragraphy) and that it can be used as a symbol for emotions or a code.  Inspired by codes, I learned about the Voynich Manuscript which in turn inspired me to embroider real as well as imaginary flowers.  The Victorians used flowers to send ‘secret’ messages.

I find joy in the process of stitching a variety of blooms on small pieces of rubber and then later arrange them in bouquet-like pieces.  Almost like building a puzzle.  And then of course there are the contradiction of stitching flowers onto rubber, which i like.  It is also an ode to my mother, to a time when she was a florist, but at that stage I didn’t pay attention to her creations, partly because i was too young i guess.

What is your favorite flower?