This exhibition explores aspects of connections: visible and invisible, conscious and subconscious.
As my art friend, dr Pieter Pienaar pointed out, so accurately: my “apple tree” has turned not into colorful geometric shapes, but into a “cloud”. The realistic and impressionistic aloes and floral studies are now transformed into softer shapes as they lose their sure forms due to looser lines and brushstrokes which gradually gained ground, until only the “cloud centre” remains; resembling just the essence and fragrances of the floral world visually.
The intention to present flowers and natural objects realistically, gradually disappeared in a haze of color only to awaken soft ice cream landscapes in the viewers’ minds. “Floral-clouds” now have a welcoming playful presence, which do not resemble earlier natural objects anymore, but in their own right, the floral mistiness demand respect with their “lipstick-abstraction-style”.
The exhibition will be opened on Sunday 22 September 2019 by Fransi Phillips, author and art critic. I will present a walkabout on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 10h30. The exhibition will conclude on Wednesday 16 October.
Tina Skukan Gallery: hours: Tuesday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00, Saturday 09:00 - 16h00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 6 Koedoeberg road, Faerie Glen, Pretoria.