Joshua Miles solo exhibition | Gritty City:
03 December (10am) – 30 January 2017
at the South African Print Gallery, 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
The SA Print Gallery is proud to announce Joshua Miles’s latest breathtaking show of Woodcut and Monoprints entitled “Gritty City”
In a bold evolution from his tranquil rural landscapes, Miles has created a challenging combination of dark urban wastelands and beautiful natural backdrops in order to create dynamic images typical of contemporary Cape Town. In works such as “Industrial Cape Town” and “Saltriver View To Devil’s Peak”, smoggy views of the Woodstock and Salt River areas are juxtaposed with beautiful Table Mountain in breathtaking early morning light.
Joshua Miles was born in the Western Cape in 1967, and developed his craft at the Michaelis
School of Fine Art, where he won the Michaelis prize in his fourth year. He lists his aunt, Elsa
Miles (artist and art historian) as an early influence, and he was also greatly influenced by the artist Cecil Skotnes, who instructed him at Michaelis. He also names the Japanese tradition of woodcut printmaking as a lifelong inspiration to his work.
Image: Joshua Miles “Early Morning Bo Kaap”
Monoprint, R 10 880 (Framed)