meet the artist part 4 – feelings and flowers

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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?

Recent work available at…..

Art portfolio- my work

I am delighted to inform you that I have some recent work available at MContemporary gallery!

She doesnt give a hoot, 450 x 280 x 80 mm cotton thread, batting and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

Untitled – Ophelia, 1620 x 700 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

Please contact the gallery director Louise Rush at louise@mcontemp.com for a full catalogue.

Untitled (Opehlia) detail

Untitled (Ophelia) detail 2

Shit happens, 920 x 690 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute

 

Available work – November 2019

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Goodmorning!

I’ve had a couple of inquiries about available work, thank you for the interest and continuous support.

See below a list of work and selected galleries where some works are still available….

  1. Everard Read gallery Franschoek  (Phone: 021 876 2446 –https://www.everard-read-franschhoek.co.za/

“In warm water” 2017 Cotton thread, doillies, and rubber 63 x 128 cm

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

“Catch of the day” 2017 Cotton thread and rubber 112 x 76 cm

2. Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschoek https://www.grandeprovence.co.za

Seisoensverandering 2019

Meisie met varkore aka Self-portrait as a garden gnome

3. Deepest Darkest Art Gallery, Cape Town Phone079 138 4203 https://www.deepestdarkestart.com/hannalie-taute

Little Ogres 2019

Atoms Family

4. 99 Loop gallery, Cape town https://www.artsy.net/show/99-loop-gallery-hannalie-taute-familie-kielie

a selection of mixed media work

Meisie met die los tong 2019

Family Motto 2019

5.  MContemporary Australia https://mcontemp.com/

“Right of admission reserved” Cotton thread and rubber

6.  Millennium gallery, Pretoria https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Art-Gallery/Millennium-Gallery-269876733489843/ 

Installation view of my work in the group exhibition at Millennium gallery

Please contact the above galleries directly for more information about selected works.

I am happy to say that new work will be included in two group exhibitions at the end of this month…stay tuned for more information about that.

Until then, I hope you have a fabulous week. xxx

 

 

 

Remember, remember it’s November!….

Studio news

Yip, can you believe it! November is here already!

This month started on a high note, with lots of celebrations during the past weekend:

work in progress….

from Halloween, All Saint’s day, The day of the Dead and of course the Rugby World Cup.

I find it fascinating how sport can unite a Nation like it did this weekend.

“Sy is n bok vir sports/ She’s game” 2014 Cotton thread, batting and rubber (Private Collection)

Anyway from sport and celebrations to studio news….As you can see from “She’s game”, my fascination with hybrids comes a long way.

Talking about hybrids….

“Earn your stripes” 2019 Cotton thread, batting and rubber

…a vigor of hybrids, like “Earn your stripes” made their way to Tasmania and will be included in a group exhibition opening at the end of November, curated by Nicole O’Loughlin. I will post more info about this soon.

Also:

“Lovebirds” detail embroidered rubber, altered vintage photo 2019

This little bird, her lover and friends are heading off to Knysna for a group exhibition late November… watch this space 😉

I wish you a marvelous week ahead.

Until next time. xxx