Incognito…Installation images

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Today is the last day to catch Incognito at MContemporary gallery, so I thought it will be a good day to share some installation views form the exhibition with you, especially for those of you who cannot make it to Australia:

“Once we’re alone in Cognito,

We’ll remove all of our clothes very fast,

But though we be naked as jaybirds,

At no time will we take off our masks”

-Tom Robbins

 

Perdepis

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Perdepis (Clausena anisata) 520 x 220 x 140 mm 2017

“Those who travel in Cognito,

Their very lives can depend on a hunch.

They eat intuition for breakfast

And sip cold paranoia at lunch”

-Tom Robbins

Black-eyed Susan

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Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) 60 x 30 x 25 cm Cotton thread, rubber, fabric 2017

“So do join me in Cognito,

You know that I’ll never tell.

We’ll sneak in the back door of Heaven

And stroll unnoticed through Hell”

-Tom Robbins

Kukumakranka

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“Kukumakranka” (Gethyllis) 830 x 560 mm Cotton thread and rubber 2017

“If you won’t meet me in Cognito,

Baby I’m apt to go out of my head.

But if you really can’t handle incognito

Meet me in Absentia, instead” -Tom Robbins

Incognito opens Saturday 23 September at MContemporary Gallery in Sydney Australia. Opening reception will be held from 2 – 4pm.

RSVP: gallery@mcontemp.com

Spring/Summer studio newsletter

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Pincushion (Leucospermum) Cotton thread and rubber 77 x 75 cm

Dear Friends,

It is September already, and Spring is in the air!

I am happy to tell you that my work arrived safe and sound in Australia. “Incognito” my first solo exhibition at MContemporary gallery in Sydney opens on the 23rd of September 2017.  I will not be able to attend the opening, but if you have friends or family in that area, please spread the word.

For this upcoming solo exhibition, Incognito, I am inspired by flowers with interesting common names. By combining flowers with self-portraits and animal skulls I wanted to create masks, concealing the true identity.

Black-eyed Susan 60 x 30 x 25 cm

You are welcome to visit the gallery’s page (here) to get a preview of the work for this show, but I will also post images here during the course of this month…

In the meanwhile I am busy preparing for another solo exhibition titled : “Come hell or high water” which will open on the 5th of October 2017 at Lizamore and Associates gallery in Johannesburg.

Come hell or high water – cotton thread, felt and rubber 63 x 102 cm

but more about this at a later stage.

In early November the gallery Knysna Fine Art turns 20! They will be hosting an extraordinary group exhibition to celebrate this milestone. I am thrilled and honoured to take part in this exhibition since this gallery was the first to give me a show back in 2003!

 

And then the final news-snippet for today:

I am looking forward to participate in a group exhibition at Grande Provence in collaboration with the wine estate around their range of Angel Tears wine in December this year.

On that note, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the sunny days, and if you are more North, I hope you experience a lovely Autumn/Winter.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go blow up some balloons since my little boy is celebrating his 7th birthday today xxx

“Sir” Stephan is 7!