Letterlik | Group Exhibition:
3 – 30 March 2017
at Absolut Art Gallery, 19 Ryneveld Street, 1st floor gallery, Stellenbosch
Featuring artists: JH Pierneef, Anton Smit, Nadrie Botha, Gabriela Orzechowski, Schalk v.d. Merwe, Marlene Dumas, and many more
In the history of humanity there have been notable instances of artists ability to elicit feeling, thoughts and moods. Observing these cases show relevance to time and milieu, but the idea of art as a connector to emotions is undisputed.”
“Art. An expression of imagination. Starting with a single word and ending with a masterpiece. A single piece of art can often be the topic of years of mystery and discussion.
The written word is another expression of the imagination. Painting with words brings clarity and insight to often vaguely understood concepts. History notes that Leonardo da Vinci recorded more than 13 000 pages of notes throughout his career. Words can paint a picture, when colours seem to fade.
The “US Woordfees” is a collective of artists and creatives combining their voices to inspire, challenge, explore and sometimes just to entertain.”
Image: Pierneef, J.H | African clay pot with calabash (detail) | Oil on board | Size: 450 x 600mm