Obie Oberholholzer: From the exhibition Diesel and dust Part II To be seen at the Erdman Contemporary Gallery. Until 26 June 2010. www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za
Judith Mason at work at the Artistsâ€™ Press Studio.
Mark Attwood of The Artists’ Press has worked out a new technique to meet the needs of artists who are primarily painters. He explains ”This method was born out of the frustration of trying to find painterly ways for artists to work with, that would allow them to get the sort of marks that they achieve when they paint”. Judith Mason has recently spent a few weeks in the studio, and now has a printing technique that she can really extend herself in. Judith says that the process is “Much more satisfactory for painters because you don’t fill in colours or have to anticipate how colours will work in the”abstract”. You are able to see instantly how the colours will interact and the gesture making typical of most painters is allowed to develop in ways that even experienced painters find exciting.” Judith recently completed a suite of prints using this technique. Bits of fabric and tissue are used to apply the ink, which allows for beautiful and subtle mark making. Combined with the translucency of the ink the images of pomegranates that she has used seem to glow from the paper surface. On can almost touch the “wet translucency” of the juice from the smashed fruit in the one print. The artist works onto a sheet of clear plastic with coloured inks with the image reading the same way it will be in the final print. They work with the actual ink colour that they will use on the final print (as opposed to working in black pencil or tusche). Mark adds,” This allows the artist to see what they have and what the print will look like as they build it up”. When the artist is satisfied, the image is transferred onto the printing plate, the plate is processed, and the proofs are pulled. The results speak for themselves. www.artprintsa.com
Judith Mason at work at the Artistsâ€™ Press studio.
Marie Stander: Cathy From the exhibition Jamestown Portraits at Focus Contemporary Until 25 June 2010. www.focuscontemporary.com
Marie Stander: Chantel From the exhibition Jamestown Portraits at Focus Contemporary Until 25 June 2010. www.focuscontemporary.com
Dylan Graham: From the Group exhibition Nudge. To be seen at Artspace Warehouse, Jhb. Until 26 June 2010.
Jeff Rankin: Mandla Store. From the exhibition Slices of Life. To be seen at the ArtSpace, Durban. Until 19 June 2010.
Gert Naude: Whisper From the exhibition Its Time. To be seen at Red Black and White Gallery, Stellenbosch. Until 06 June 2010.
Gert Naude: All that was is, and will be. From the exhibition Its Time. To be seen at Red Black and White Gallery, Stellenbosch. Until 06 June 2010.
Paul Augustinus: Cradle of Mankind From the group exhibition A view from the South 2010. To be seen at the Everard Read Gallery. 03-30 June 2010. www.everard-read.co.za