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SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing Curated by Derek Zietsman

Abe Mathabe, Alex Hamilton, Audrey Anderson, Bevan de Wet, Carl Jeppe, Collin Cole, David Paton, Diane Victor, Dina Kroon, Eric Duplan , Gideon Appah, Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Hermann Niebuhr, Ivy Grobler, Izanne Wiid, Kyra PapĂŠ, Leanne Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Linda Hess, Linda Rademan, Lothar BĂśttcher, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Marcus Neustetter, Maria Lebedeva, Marianna Keyser, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Nico Ras, Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Paul Mantzios, Pauline Gutter, Ramarutha Makoba, Rosemary Joynt, Themba Khumalo, Setlamorago Mashilo, Verna du Toit, Wayne Matthews, Wessel van Huyssteen.


Although drawing has been at the core of all artistic processes since the dawn of art-making, it has only comparatively recently attained full status as an art practice in its own right. This exhibition acknowledges the central role of drawing in artmaking with a focus on South Africa. Giorgio Vasari, a famous Renaissance artist and painter, was eloquent on the importance of drawing in the field of fine art. Vasari states, “Drawing… is the necessary beginning of everything [in art], and not having it, one has nothing.” The practice of drawing has changed over the last four decades. Since the 1970s mainly technology changes have reshaped our political and social worlds, such as the rapid rise of digital technology, instant global connectedness, enhanced mobility, the internet, social media. Artmaking has adapted to these new paradigms. The styles, materials, and forms of artmaking have expanded, and drawing has further entrenched its status as a recognised self-sufficient art form – drawing has broadened our assumptions about art. To quote Anita Taylor, director of the Jerwood Drawing Prize and dean of Bath School of Art and Design, “The need to understand the world through visual means would seem more acute than ever; images transcend the barriers of language, and enhance communications in an increasingly globalised world.” Drawing now enjoys a visibility so evident it seems almost organic, essential; a practice that can identify with, and fulfill the expressive needs of today's artists. The exhibition, SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing, will be displayed in a salon-style. The salon-style of displaying artworks originated in the 1700s when artists were given an opportunity to hang their work in a public venue. The works are displayed close together, floor to ceiling and in a non-linear fashion. During the exhibition period, viewers will be able to buy artwork and take it with them when they leave the gallery. The overarching aim of SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing is to challenge established traditions of artistic practice. The exhibition will not represent a stylistically coherent body of work, but rather a variety in modes of mark-making, where artists redefine materials and conceptual conditions of mark-making. I therefore expect a variety of approaches. Some artists may foreground social commentary and insight as the essential components of their artworks; while others focus on the materials themselves, or on symbolizing or clarifying ideas and creating new concepts of “drawing”. The definition of “drawing” has been reinterpreted to incorporate anything involving mark-making on any surface and by whatever means. The intention is for the diversity of methods and media in the exhibition to provoke debate; there will hopefully be works which push the boundaries of traditional “drawing” – some may even conceivably be identified as sculpture, painting, and digital or installation art. SEE ART: Contemporary Drawing attempts to make visible the artist’s exercise of imagination, or mind, on line - an approach that, even though it may seem nebulous, must still not detract in any way from the quality of the work on exhibition.


Wessel van Huyssteen, Blind II. Watercolour on paper. 360 x 260 mm

Wessel van Huyssteen, Blind. Watercolour on paper, 260 x 360 mm


Hermann Niebhur, Dead Revolutionary, bitchumen on paper, 60 x 85 x cm, Framed size 69 x 84 cm, 2018

Hermann Niebhur, Execution, bitchumen on paper, 60 x 85 x cm, Framed size 69 x 84 cm, 2018


Bevan de Wet, Tarrying with the Negative Ink, Charcoal and pigment on distressed paper 86.5 x 117.5 cm


Linda Rademan, Albatross I, Perspex and Steel, 61 x 45 cm, 2018

Linda Rademan, Albatross II, Perspex and Steel, 61 x 45 cm, 2018,


Linda Rademan, Between the devil and the deep blue sea, 115 x 76 cm, mixed media, 2018

Linda Rademan, Mum's the word, Mixed media, 90 x 78 cm Framed, 2018


Kyra Pape', ISM07, Ink and melted sugar on Fabriano, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, 2018

Kyra Pape', ISM08, Ink and melted sugar on Fabriano, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, 2018

Kyra Pape', ISM09, Ink and melted sugar on Fabriano, 35.5 x 35.5 cm, 2018


Maria Lebedeva, Clamber, watercolour and ink, 15 x 20 cm, 2018

Maria Lebedeva Blackbird On My Shoulder 42 x 59. 4 cm, watercolour, 2018 Maria Lebedeva, Just The Other Day, Watercolour and ink, 20 x 25 cm, 2018


Wessel van Huyssteen Cadmium & Carbon & Cobalt 20.5 x 29 cm Watercolour on paper, 2018


Audrey Anderson, Safe and Alone, Ink on paper 32.5 x 43 cm Framed Size, 2018

Audrey Anderson, A Study of a Study, ink on paper 52.5 x 43 cm Framed Size, 2018

Audrey Anderson, Waiting for things to get better, Ink on paper 32.5 x 43 cm Framed Size, 2018


Eric Duplan, Untitled II, Charcoal on paper, 60 x 80 cm

Eric Duplan, Untitled III, Charcoal on paper, 60 x 80 cm

Eric Duplan, Untitled I, Charcoal on paper, 60 x 80 cm


Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Digging Charcoal on paper 75 x 75 cm 2017


Gordon Froud Meditation Panel I - Metatron's Cube Meditation Panel II - Flower of Life, Wood, metal and paper 80 x 42 cm each 2018


Lehlongonolo Mashaba, The Fade I, Mixed media and charcoal and pencil on paper, 62.30 x 80 cm, 2018

Lehlongonolo Mashaba, The Fade II, Mixed media and charcoal and pencil on paper, 62.30 x 80 cm


Wayne Matthews, Untitled Diptych Part I from the series. Annah the Allimaziful, Bringer of Plurabilities. Graphite, chocolate and sellotpe on paper, 20.5 x 29.5 each framed

Wayne Matthews, With Vague Reference to the Shameful Self (Above) & the Phantom Cremaster (Below),Collage (18th Century wood engraving) and carbon paper


Wayne Matthews, On the mound, Graphite and silver foil on Shenxuan paper 89 x 106 cm


Rosemary Joynt, Asunder, Ink on paper, 52.7 x 34.7 cm, 2018

Rosemary Joynt, Centre Unravelling, Pencil on paper, 56.7 x 55 cm, 2018


Collin Cole, Drawing from the Past I, Mixed Media, 72 x 72 cm

Collin Cole, Drawing from the Past II, Mixed Media, 72 x 72 cm


Leanne Olivier, Mask Study I, Oil paint and pigment ink on Fabriano oil paper, 65 x 50 cm, 88.5 x 72 cm Framed, 2017

Leanne Olivier, Mask Study II, Oil paint and pigment ink on Fabriano oil paper, 65 x 50 cm, 88.5 x 72 cm Framed, 2017


Carl Jeppe, Tear in the fabric of the Earth, Charcoal on Paper, 78 x 78 cm

Carl Jeppe, Desert Lines, Charcoal on Paper, 78 x 78 cm


Abe Mathabe, Digging the Scene, Mixed media on paper, 52 x 102 cm

Abe Mathabe, Street with no name, Mixed media on paper, 52 x 102 cm


Abe Mathabe, It aint wild park , Mixed media on paper, 52 x 102 cm

Abe Mathabe, The Rich and the Poor, Mixed media on paper, 52 x 102 cm


Setlamorago Mashilo Diphororo Charcoal on paper 115 x 85 cm


Linda Hess, Stop. Re-set, Oil bar charcoal on wax paper, Chine colléd onto a proof print on rice paper, 67.5 x 47.5 cm Framed Size

Linda Hess, Stop. Re-assemble, Oil bar charcoal on wax paper, Chine colléd onto a proof print on rice paper, 67.5 x 47.5 cm Framed Size

Linda Hess, Stop. Re-write, Oil bar charcoal on wax paper, Chine colléd onto a proof print on rice paper, 67.5 x 47.5 cm Framed Size


Verna Du Toit Breakthrough Digital print, 112 x 58.5 cm


Nico Ras, Gerub, Gabriel II, Charcoal on paper, 83 x 69cm each (Diptych), 166 x 69 cm together, 2018


Izanne Wiid, Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 54.5 cm

Izanne Wiid, Untitled, Steel Sculpture and wax, 166 x 53 x 50 cm, 2018


Ramarutha Makoba, If this is love, Charcoal on paper, 87 x 117 cm (Framed Size) , 2018

Ramarutha Makoba, You will remember, Charcoal on paper, 87 x 117 cm (Framed Size), 2018


Paul Mantzios, Untitled I, Ink on paper, 40 x 31.5 cm, 2018

Paul Mantzios, Untitled III, Ink on paper, 40 x 31.5 cm, 2018

Paul Mantzios, Untitled II, Ink on paper, 40 x 31.5 cm, 2018

Paul Mantzios, Untitled IV, Ink on paper, 40 x 31.5 cm, 2018


Lothar Bรถttchner, Heliograph #1, Sunlight drawn line on surface, 45 x 45 cm, 2018

Lothar Bรถttchner, Heliograph #2, Sunlight drawn line on surface, 45 x 45 cm, 2018

Lothar Bรถttchner, Heliograph #3, Sunlight drawn line on surface, 45 x 45 cm, 2018


Lothar Bรถttchner, Heliograph Line Sketch, Rhodesian Teak, Sunlight drawn lines, 11 x 111 x 2.5 cm


Pauline Gutter, Museum Observer, Charcoal on paper, 51 x 46 cm

Pauline Gutter, Octet, Charcoal on paper, 45 x 33.5 cm


Diane Victor Sleeping in a time of need (Disassociated) Charcoal on paper, 76 x 107 cm


Helena Hugo, Clutter, oil on board, 78.5 x 57.5 cm, 2018

Helena Hugo, Skeleton drawing I, Charcoal on paper, 70 x 49cm (Framed 78 x 57 cm), 2018


Helena Hugo, Skeleton drawing II, Charcoal on paper 54 x 26 cm (Framed 62 x 34 cm), 2018

Helena Hugo, Skeleton drawing III, Charcoal on paper 54 x 26 cm (Framed 62 x 34 cm), 2018


Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Children of Tomorrow, Graphite and Charcoal, 88 x 56 cm


Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Children of Tomorrow III, Graphite and Charcoal, 64 x 53 cm

Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Children of Tomorrow II, Graphite and Charcoal, 63 x 50 cm


Themba Khumalo, Each day comes with new possibilities, Charcoal on paper, 28 x 30cm, 37.5 x 39 cm framed

Themba Khumalo, One man's trash is one man's supper, Charcoal on paper, 28 x 30cm, 37.5 x 39 cm framed

Themba Khumalo, Untiled, Charcoal on paper, 28 x 30cm, 37.5 x 39 cm framed

Themba Khumalo, Silent Prayer, Charcoal on paper, 28 x 30cm, 37.5 x 39 cm framed


Themba Khumalo, Untitled, Charcoal on paper, 46 x 45.5 cm,

Themba Khumalo, Crossing bridges, Charcoal on paper, 46 x 45.5 cm,


Marcus Neustetter, In Motion I, Ink on paper, 42 x 29.5 cm paper size

Marcus Neustetter, Without time and place, Scratched black perspex, 42 x 29 cm, 50 x 39 cm framed

Marcus Neustetter, In Motion II, Ink on paper, 42 x 29.5 cm paper size,


Marcus Neustetter, The space between the stars Reflected I, Scratched black perspex, 42 x 29 cm

Marcus Neustetter, The space between the stars Reflected II, Scratched black perspex, 42 x 29 cm


Gideon Appah Orange scrawl on yellow Mixed Media 80 x 101cm 127 x 108cm framed


Dina Kroon, Collective Wisdom, Mixed media, 45 x 48cm

Alex Hamilton, Zolani, Mixed media on cloth, 30 x 30 cm, 2018,

Dina Kroon, Extracts from an Objective Dimension, Mixed media, 41 x 51cm


Marianna Keyser, Female Batis, etching, 54 x 46 cm

Marianna Keyser, Male Batis, etching, 54 x 46 cm


Marianna Keyser, Mountain Chat, etching, 50 x 43 cm

Marianna Keyser, Stone Chat, etching, 50 x 43 cm


Ivy Grobler Dancing Cats Charcoal, pencil and pastels 54 x 74 cm


Lothar Bรถttchner Crystal red line #1 Handblown, cut and polished glass 20 x 23 x 7 cm

Lothar Bรถttchner Poetic exchange Have a drink, take a note, Leave your change Digitally drawn and printed notes found objects 38 x 43 x 36 cm, 2018, Not for Sale


David Paton, Untitled I, Digital Print with ballpoint pen, 56.5 x 66.5 cm

David Paton, Untitled II, Digital Print with ballpoint pen, 56.5 x 66.5 cm

David Paton, Untitled III, Digital Print with ballpoint pen, 56.5 x 66.5 cm,


Mandy Coppes-Martin Balance Raw silk 1800 x 1250 mm


Mandy Coppes-Martin, Moral High ground, Raw silk and paper thread, 1795 x 1000 mm, 2018

Mandy Coppes-Martin, The Journey, Raw silk and paper thread, 1795 x 1000 mm, 2018,


Mandy Coppes-Martin, The Gate Keeper Raw silk and paper thread 1500 x 1000 mm, 2018


Participating Artists: Abe Mathabe, Alex Hamilton, Audrey Anderson, Bevan de Wet, Carl Jeppe, Collin Cole, David Paton, Diane Victor, Dina Kroon, Eric Duplan , Gideon Appah, Gordon Froud, Helena Hugo, Hermann Niebuhr, Ivy Grobler, Izanne Wiid, Kyra PapĂŠ, Leanne Olivier, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Linda Hess, Linda Rademan, Lothar BĂśttcher, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Marcus Neustetter, Maria Lebedeva, Marianna Keyser, Nhlanhla Nhlapo, Nico Ras, Nicolas Durocher-Yvon, Paul Mantzios, Pauline Gutter, Ramarutha Makoba, Rosemary Joynt, Themba Khumalo, Setlamorago Mashilo, Verna du Toit, Wayne Matthews, Wessel van Huyssteen.

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See Art: Contemporary Drawing is a group exhibition. Curated by Derek Zietsman the show includes a number of artists: Abe Mathabe, Alex Ha...

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See Art: Contemporary Drawing is a group exhibition. Curated by Derek Zietsman the show includes a number of artists: Abe Mathabe, Alex Ha...

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