Exploring Figurative Expressions

On show until 27/07/2024

Origin Art

Join us for an exhilarating First Thursday at Origin Art!

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing exhibition, “Exploring Figurative Expressions”. Delve into the depths of identity, memory, and the universal human experience as depicted through the intricate portrayal of the human form by our talented artists. It’s an opportunity to come together and revel in the beauty of this extraordinary display.

Additionally, don’t miss our curated selection, “Unlocking Your Collection”, tailored specifically for emerging collectors. This is an opportunity not to be missed for those looking to start or expand their art collection.

And last but certainly not least, brace yourself for the legendary Quiz Night! It’s a delightful blend of fun, ease, and engagement, with a chance to win a fabulous prize. Whether you bring your brainiest companions or simply your friends, the more, the merrier! This time, the spotlight will shine on famous personalities – those you’re sure to be well-acquainted with.

Exploring Figurative Expressions is a group show featuring:

Tarien Engelbrecht

Tarien Engelbrecht was born in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. She completed her Fine Arts degree at the University of Pretoria in 2008 and her PGCE diploma in 2009. She is currently the art teacher at Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria and takes part in art exhibitions on a regular basis. 

Reference: latitudes.online

Nicolene Joffe

Nicolene was born in Johannesburg and completed a degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited in many group showings and her work is represented in the Standard Chartered Private Collection in New York and in many private collections. Nicolene is a visual storyteller with an appetite for creating beautiful things. Her mediums include painting, illustration, and print. The central theme in Nicolene’s art is the female form, which she captures to create pieces that take viewers on a journey between the material and spiritual. Her characters convey a message about the strength and contribution of women to society.

Samurai Farai

Samurai Farai is a young, vibrant and independent,
contemporary artist from South Africa. Moulded by the culture and dynamics of this complex space, he is not just an artist, but a curator, gallery founder and art dealer too.

His work draws inspiration from the details of people in society, the happenings and nuances between human dynamics as well as the conversation of what occurs beneath the surface of all of us as people: emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. A large facet of his work surrounds mental health and the multiple versions of self that one human can possess. His art uses bright, bold and courageous colour and the use of line to communicate an almost optimistic and childlike hope.

Reference: samuraifarai.com

Mokoena Mositi

Mokoena Mositi, also known as $kyline (b. 2001) is a multifaceted visual artist, portraitist, and fashion designer from the icy town of Bethlehem in the Eastern Free State, South Africa.

$kyline’s obsession with fashion has led him to create artworks that investigate contemporary fashion culture and the issues associated with it such as consumerism, materialism, and identity.  He predominantly works with textiles, fabrics, embroidery, and quilting. He is inspired by artists and designers like Ian Connor, Junya Watanabe, Bisa Butler, A$AP Nast, Jeremy Scott, Louis de Villiers(formerly Skullboy), Bonolo Kavula, and  Wanda Lephoto.

He aims to change people’s perception of fashion trends that are ostracized from the norm of society and seen as peculiar, while also informing people who may not know a lot about fashion culture.

In 2022 he was chosen as part of the Top 24 finalist exhibition for the New Breed Art Competition. In 2023 he was also selected as a Top 250 finalist for the prestigious National Portrait Award hosted by Rust-en-Vrede Gallery in Cape Town. He also forms part of the top 100 Sasol New Signatures exhibition at Pretoria Art Museum for 2023. $kyline is exclusively represented by the Free State Art Collective, founded and headed up by Karen Brusch.

Reference: newbreedart.co.za

Masindi Mbolekwa

Masindi Ikhona Nafisa Mbolekwa (b. 2002) is a young artist living and practising in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mbolekwa’s primary practice is a conversation with painting, history, culture, space, community, and God. Born into a proud and rich indigenous culture in a space of little tolerance, he finds himself caught between the necessity of modernism, and the romance of tradition; the institutional pull of the West, and the soul-bound call of home. In interrogating identity, colonial mechanisms, religion, metaphysics, and the popularized, mythicized histories of “man” (as centred on the hegemonic West), he fashions a mythos of his own: an explorative pseudo-narrative to ground his experienced state of ‘groundlessness’. A reflection of liminality, a questioning of binaries both real and constructed, a debate with God, an ethereal safe space, a descent into the shadows of the divine.

Reference: theviewingroom.co.za

Edward Wakefield

3D printer, artist, creative and entrepreneur.

Reference: latitudes.online

Heike Allerton

A painter living outside of Franschhoek, Cape Town. Allerton’s work has always been consumed with the female body and the stories and histories carried in this body. She lives in an area where the trauma of South Africa’s violent history can be seen in the women she encounters every day. “I do not claim to be their voice – I only wish to acknowledge them and affirm that I see them,” says Allerton.

Reference: saatchiart.com

Sue Martin

Sue Martin is a South African artist, working primarily in mixed media, contemporary style paintings.

Sue grew up in the 1960s in Natal. From an early age, she was fascinated by the creative process and went on to study towards a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Sue enjoys experimenting with various media, including photography.

Her constant, the use of oil pigments, often sits on the surface, hovering above the landscape. There is a sense of the figures being displaced from their surroundings.

Reference: suemartinfineart.co.za