Two Continents

Oil on canvas

Dawid´s Choice Gallery

Johannesburg

2017

With this second phase of introducing out-of-place-objects into painted out-of-place landscapes, the artist attempts a homage to modernist abstract painting. Notably the work of Finnish non-figurative abstraction and the Russian Avant Garde Suprematist movement. Aspects of some of these artworks are blatantly appropriated and used again.

This series of works is a celebration, rather than a statement of the fact that there is ‘nothing new’ to be made art-wise. Squarely falling into the ‘mid-century’ modernist revival, these paintings are testing already used images in another painted setting. The works function in an idiom of painting that has been re-hashed before, and certainly will be again.

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