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  • 2 - 31 December 2022
Kilmany-Jo Liversage -  the exhibition 'ORDA' of the latest paintings.

Kilmany-Jo Liversage lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

She creates portraits that sit at the blurry boundary between fine art and graffiti.

Adopting the graffiti or urban art language allows her to update, renew and challenge the conventions of painting, though her rendering of female subjects are inspired by Renaissance era portraiture. It also references digitised mass production and a futuristic post-human world, populated by perfect-looking female cyborgs. The result is a series of brightly coloured large-scale paintings, evoking the street, art history and the future.

Although Liversage has painted walls all over the world, including a large-scale mural at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, she does not consider herself a street artist. Operating within the framework of ‘urban contemporary’, Liversage may have incorporated aspects of street art into her practice – considerable scale, a predilection for working outside and the custom of tagging - but she trained as a fine artist and painting is her committed pursuit. She is a dedicated fine art painter. She is faithful to Renaissance standards of portraiture, working within the established canon, taking into account the very same compositional considerations as da Vinci or Piero della Francesca. She makes modern-day Mona Lisas with intriguing eyes and full-lipped smiles. Her source material is skimmed from social media networks – real women looking the part that is expected of them.

 

  • 2 - 31 January 2023

Ashkal - the exhibition 'The Death Of Cleopatra' of the artist's latest artworks.

'My depiction of the series " The Death of Cleopatra " an event that occurred on August, 30 BC, in Alexandria is based on surrealism.
As an artist, I work hard and that hard work includes my study, research, and efforts to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others and what inspires me to portray The Death of Cleopatra which has been depicted in various works of art throughout history is the narrative itself and the way Old Masters portrayed it.
Cleopatra was the most beautiful woman of her era but she regardless of her looks was certainly a formidable leader—and one of the most powerful members of a Greek dynasty that dominated Egypt for more than three centuries.
As the Queen of Egypt faced with the prospect of losing her kingdom, she killed herself by allowing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her.
I was very much inspired by this famous subject matter that I decided to represent a historical event in my manner.'

Ashkal

  • 2 - 28 February 2023

Penny Crofts - the exhibition ‘Heatwave’ of the artist's latest artworks.

Penny Crofts studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins’ College of Art and Design, London, England, graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2002. Her first solo exhibition was in 2006, and since then she has had further exhibitions around the UK.

Penny’s work is continually evolving and she continues to push the boundaries with her unique brand of art, using thermography as a starting point to reflect on the world in which we live.

Climate change is becoming particularly relevant to her paintings, the new challenges it brings with the UK perpetuating to be a tropical climate, a distinct change from the moderate climate we have been used to. Heatwaves are becoming more prevalent in this country with the hottest day ever recorded in 2022.

Some of these paintings also contain imagery of Olympic champion athletes which have been translated on to canvas using acrylic paint. They reflect the power, talent and determination through the vibrancy of colour. However, the initial source of the imagery, using a thermal camera that records heat instead of light, is a true reflection of warmth which is effecting our world today and in the future.

 

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