RELEASE

 

Insight into the series by the artist –

This series of paintings explores aspects of the Self previously hidden from view. A place where there is no fear, no judgement, just raw expression.

These inner spaces are filled with fear, apprehension, emotional turmoil, frustration and an enormous sense of loss, but ultimately the Truth. This deep self reflection and analysis is captured in these direct yet fragile portraits.

 

Release, is my beginning. Release is my Truth.

RUHAPPYNOW#2

RUHAPPYNOW#2

Mixed media on newsprint 2014 | 900mm x 600mm Unframed Private collection Johannesburg | RSA

Black Meriah

Black Meriah

Mixed media on canvas 2012 | 760mm x 910mm Private collection Johannesburg | RSA

Monty

Monty

Mixed media on newsprint 2014 | 900mm x 600mm Unframed Private collection | JHB | South Africa

Numb

Numb

Mixed media on paper 2015 | 760mm x 610mm Unframed

The Guardian 3

The Guardian 3

Mixed media on canvas 2014 | 1800mm x 800mm

Room 237

Room 237

Mixed media on newsprint 2014 | 900mm x 600mm Unframed On show at Art Eye Gallery | JHB

Raka

Raka

Mixed media on canvas 2013 | 910mm x 760mm

Gargantuan

Gargantuan

Mixed media on canvas 2014 | 1800mm x 800mm

Face Study #3

Face Study #3

Mixed media on canvas panel 2015 | 300mm x 300mm Unframed

Arrogance

Arrogance

Mixed media on newsprint 2014 | 900mm x 600mm Unframed On show at Art Eye Gallery | JHB

Face Study #2

Face Study #2

Mixed media on canvas panel 2014 | 300mm x 300mm Unframed

The Surgeon

The Surgeon

Mixed media on canvas panel 2014 | 760mm x 610mm Unframed

The Grieving Jayne

The Grieving Jayne

Mixed media on paper 2014 | 1000mm x 700mm Unframed

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue

Mixed media on canvas panel 2013 | 1220mm x 880mm Private collection Cape Town | RSA

Alfred

Alfred

Mixed media on Fabriano paper 2014 | 1000mm x 700mm Unframed

Warhol

Warhol

Mixed media on canvas 2012 | 1010mm x 760mm

Judas

Judas

Mixed media on canvas 2012 | 1220mm x 880mm Private collection Johannesburg | RSA

Kennedy

Kennedy

Mixed media on canvas 2012 | 910mm x 760mm

The Baptist

The Baptist

Mixed media on canvas 2014 | 760mm x 610mm Unframed

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