DUO EXHIBITION ANINA DEETLEFS – MATTHEW HINDLEY
11/03/2023 - 25/03/2023
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About the event
Atelier Louis is proud to once again present works by two fantastic South African artists, namely Anina Deetlefs and Matthew Hindley.
Anina, born in 1973 in Cape Town, has found her niche in large- and small-scale portrait and figurative studies, which she approaches with great attention to detail. She draws her inspiration from ‘the things of life’, womanhood and the various facets of that identity, relationships, childhood, memories and cultural heritage. These themes are sensitively transformed into art that is relatable and accessible to the viewer. Each work has a strong visual narrative with symbolic elements.
Currently, her work consists of a combination of oil paint and pen. She combines her love of portraiture, textile design and background in graphic design with sleek mid-century modern elements. The end result is a fascinating contemporary work depicting the human face with a floral inlay or tattoo. Each work has an accompanying uplifting story that enhances the viewer’s appreciation of the unique work.
Matthew, born in 1974 in Cape Town, is one of South Africa’s most acknowledged painters. Hindley’s intense, poetic and profound artworks have been featured in several critical and groundbreaking South African and international exhibitions. A series of solo exhibitions outline a loose progression from figuration to abstraction.
His current abstract paintings open the public’s field of reaction and provide a new perspective on his practice and trajectory. Hindley’s engagement with technology as an ongoing endeavour, adds an interactive realm of vision and experience. This reactivity to the current physical world is a typical feature of Hindley’s new media projects, such as “Speak naturally and continuously”, installed as a permanent artwork on the façade of the Iziko South African National Gallery.
OPENING Saturday 11 March from 2pm to 6pm. Exhibition runs until 25 March. Open every Saturday from 2pm to 6pm and every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm or make an appointment for a private viewing.