This conversation maps-out the journey towards Andrea du Plessis conceptualization and realization of the work that was presented in her solo exhibition Supernature: Simulacra.
Andrea du Plessis is SASOL New Signatures 2021 Overall Winner with her work ‘Paloceae Lupantoza’. Part of the art prize was for her to create a body of work that would be presented at the Pretoria Art Museum at this year’s edition of the New Signatures art competition.
… Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Andrea du Plessis. The Pursuit of the Sublime. PAM 25 Aug 22.
At the opening of this year’s SASOL New Signatures exhibition opening, I had the opportunity to talk to Mondli Augustine Mbhele, Overall winner and Omolemo Rammile, Runner-up about their winning works.… Read More Intraparadox, Interviews with Mondli Augustine Mbhele and Omolemo Rammile. PAM 24 August 2022
In the present interception, Odirile Khune Motsiri takes us through his journey to acquire formal credentials as a trained artist and to establish himself professionally as a practicing artist.… Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Odirile Khune Motsiri. Laundry Day. PAM 4 August 2022
The present edition of Intraparadox attempts to trace Bongi Bengu’s origin narrative and arrive at an understanding of her art practice. … Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Bongi Bengu. The Nexus. PAM 19 August 2022
The present podcast attempts to make sense of this premier art competition through Sidogi’s experience. What emerges is the important role that the art competition has played in encouraging and supporting careers of visual artists since the 1960s.… Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Dr. Pfunzo Sidogi SASOL New Signatures Chairman, PAM 22 July 2022
Tshabalala is the only artists that Gallery 2 brought to the fair under the project exhibition Ever-Present Shift. In the exhibition the artist delving deeper into representation as a device. Toying with ‘the gaze’ in a dual performance art production process as both the artist and seater in her compositions. She reflects on a given identity that anchors her being in our ideological landscape. Scant nuances that edifies what a woman should be. But her portrayal of herself in this guise boldly confronts, numerously, our expectations what a woman should be and as such the submissive expectant Umfazi’s aura is crowded by that of a regal persona in the body of work comprising the exhibition. These visual expositions realised in printmaking and painting were produced in collaboration with David Krut Projects. I had the opportunity to talk to her in the afternoon of the first day of the fair and what unfolded in our conversation was a personal reflection of the artist’s past four years as she gradually moved towards developing the project that bloomed into Ever-Present Shift.… Read More Intraparadox, an interview with Mbali Tshabalala, Abstract Presence, TAF’22, 21 July
In the context of the Turbine Art Fair 2022, which is in its tenth year running, I reached out to Mme Zanele Montle, a contemporary artist based at August House, Johannesburg. Her work is featured in the Lizamore & Associates booth at the fair this weekend in an exhibition aptly titled Young Spirits. I’ll confess, my reaching out to Mme Montle was not only to satisfy my curiosity in seeing her new work, but to also evolve an understanding of where she is creatively. To a small extent there was also a need to get a sense of what the Art Fair means to her as an artist. The present work represents this search.… Read More Intraparadox, Zanele Montle, a pentagonal-xperience