Salomi Prinsloo's up-coming exhibition: "La Vie" in Stilbaai, Western Cape October 23, 2017 07:25Salomi's next exhibition will open in Stilbaai, Western Cape and will run from 15 - 23 December 2017. The theme of this exhibition explores: Life, Love and Grace and depicts Salomi's fascination with life as a multi faceted gem.
Salomi Prinsloo artworks featuring in DEKAT May/June 2017 edition. June 09, 2017 16:16
DEKAT ARTICLE ON ARTWORK OF SALOMI PRINSLOO.
"I want to escape to the farm of my longing". Acrylic on canvas
Works from my exhibition: "The Land Explored through Peeling and Revealing" is currently featuring in an article written by Fransi Phillips in the May/June edition of the DEKAT magazine.
These works exhibited in 2006 at the Tina Skukan gallery in Pretoria, SA, strongly emphasize my bond with the land, showing idyllic scenes of peace and abundance with titles like: "I want to escape to the farm of my longing", before confronting the viewer with a shocking 6 panel work: "19 728 Epitaphs for last year's murderer". This work depicts a landscape with 19 728 tiny incisions hand carved into the board of the artwork. Every stripe represents someone who was murdered between 2003/2004 in South Africa. Every stripe gives recognition to a precious life lost, and collectively count the lives of those who were murdered between 2003/2004.
My intention was to celebrate the beauty of my beloved country with works like: "Sonklokkies", "Onder kokerboom se blaar", "Grondskrif" en "Pampoenblomme".
"Sonklokkies" Acrylic on canvas
"Onder kokerboom se blaar"
These works of abundance and peace celebrated by idyllic scenes, celebrate my passion for the the country where I was born and where I love to live. However, I had to raise my concern for lives unnecessarily lost in this country, by also creating artworks to bring attention to the vastness of the murder statistics through visual representation of the numbers. I did this by carving incisions into the board on which I painted. Each incision represents a murder occurring in a year to which the artwork refers. The two works commenting in this way was: "19 728 Epitaphs for last year's murderer" and "Butchered Rainbow".
"19 724 Epitaphs for last years's murderer". Acrylic on board
The murder statistics evoke a special response when the vastness of the numbers are visually displayed covering 6 panels, big enough to cover a wall form the floor to the ceiling, accounting for the murders that took place 2003/2004. This experience evoke a response contrasting that of a numbed society where hearing about murder statistics have become the every day norm.
"Butchered Rainbow". Acrylic on board
Butchered Rainbow depicts the sun reflecting on an African landscape of long grass through which a stream of water runs. Colors of red filter into the colorful stream with rainbow-like colors, representing our rainbow nation experiencing slaughter at ground level. The murder toll is visually depicted in a graph, plotting the murder statistics within the stream from 2001 to 2007. On the panel below, murders for 2007's statistics of 18 700 murders are once again counted, and individually represented by a hand carved stripe, each representing a life that was lost. Butchered Rainbow was exhibited at the Florence Biennale in 2009.
As an artists my intention is to sensitize a desensitized society to the value of human life in an aesthetically beautiful but also alarming way. These two works are like "pauses" between the body of the rest of my work, which usually concerns itself with life, joy, growth and the celebration of it. These works are not a political statement , nor do they provide solutions to the violence in SA.
Salomi Prinsloo upcoming online and in-house exhibition: "Renewed Perspectives" October 27, 2016 12:11
By going digital, I would like to share my enthusiasm and love for artmaking with a wider audience, taking the art experience into the comfort of your own homes. However this exhibition can also be viewed in my Signature Gallery in Pretoria. Please email me at email@example.com to be invited to the gallery should you want to attend.
2016 - Black and White exhibition opening October 02, 2016 21:34
"Black and White" online exhibition, 1 June @ 7 pm - 2 June @ 7 pm. May 02, 2016 14:12
I am currently working on my next exhibition titled: “Black and White”. My inspiration for this exhibition is shapes and movement in nature, used as a metaphor for life in its various complexities. Again I am not concerned with the external features of my source material but use them as a vehicle to express conditions of the human soul, a visual voice echoing.
This exhibition features an exclusive range of 37 paintings, celebrating 37 years of productivity in the field of fine arts. My passion and drive with this exhibition is make art accessible to the younger generation. Therefore I am launching my first ever online exhibition where my paintings can be viewed and purchased in the comfort of your own home. I am excited to share my passion for art in this way.
This exclusive range will be launched on this website 1 June, 7 pm and will only be available to view and purchase for 24 hours, closing June the 2nd at 7 pm.
Inspiration for 2016 January 10, 2016 14:24
My inspiration for the work I plan for 2016 flows partly from my explorations in the 'Dreamscape Series" created during 2015. I would like to continue to explore and develop this theme in 2016