Ivy Grobler – Guardian of Portals

Artist statement: Stephen Jay Gould (American palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science) said” The pictures we draw betray our deepest conviction and display our current conceptual limitations.” An overarching theme is based on Ivy Grobler’s view that our beliefs will be reflected in popular culture. Storytelling is a crucial aspect of the artist’s work. […]

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Lynda Ballen – Cats in the clouds

Bio: Lynda Ballen was born in Johannesburg where she lives and works today as a fine artist. Ballen has also taught and mentored in arts institutions in South Africa, specifically the Johannesburg Art Foundation. Her first solo exhibition with David Krut Projects (DKP) was titled Concerning Preciousness (2012), for which she looked at metals and gems as […]

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Gabrielle van der Merwe – Stretch

About the work : Waking up from a cat nap, your body is stiff and uncomfortable. A stretch is called for; euphoric and satisfying. The state of being is uncertain and in and out of consciousness. Physically extend, make longer or wider to reach full capacity; to find yourself once again. Bio: Gabrielle is a […]

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Britt Lawton – NGC 6334- Cats paw Nebula

About the work Ever heard of Space Cats? How about the theory that the earth is a ball of yarn that the giant cat in the sky is playing with?   Perhaps the earth is the glass on the edge of the table and an all-powerful cat paw is waiting to push it over the edge?  […]

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Elrie Joubert – Curiosity

About artwork: The proverbial expression ‘curiosity killed the cat’, is usually used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation.  In the embossed word “curiosity”, accompanied by a cat skull, reminds the viewer of this warning and its possible consequences.    Despite the “warning”, an inquisitive viewer will most likely be intrigued with the very small and secretive […]

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Mandie Immelman – Katvoet katarsis

About the work: Cats bring to mind many metaphors and proverbs in multiple languages. They are known and associated with a wide range of attributes both good and bad. This work looks specifically at notions such as: ‘katvoet wees’, ‘pussy footing around’ and ‘die kat kom weer’. These concepts refer to being cautious and addressing […]

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Bevan de Wet – Habitat

Bio: Bevan de Wet (b.1985) is an artist and printmaker based in Johannesburg, South Africa. De Wet works primarily with paper, exploring etching, relief printing, papermaking, drawing and paper folding techniques. He has exhibited extensively, both locally and internationally, including Drawing on Entropy (solo, Hazard Gallery, 2018), New Forms: A Study of Broken Parallels (solo, […]

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