Mon, 1st Jun 2020 18:00

Art for Books | Clarkes Bookshop Fundraising Auction

 
Lot 6
 
Lot 6 - Pierre Fouché (South Africa 1977-)

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Pierre Fouché (South Africa 1977-)
Wandeling I

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Sold for R22,278
Estimated at R16,000 - R20,000


 

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61 x 40.5 x 3 cm, unframed

Notes:

In 2017, I made my debut as a painter in my solo exhibition of encaustic paintings, silkscreen monotypes and abstract ropework lace sculptures: Vreesaanjaende Verligting. This is one of the works from that exhibition. After spending a year on a piece that memorialised the torture and death of a local teenage boy in 2011, Brett posing for an imaginary portrait of Raymond Buys (2015). I turned to paint as a way to untangle myself from the prolonged emotional trauma of dealing with that theme on a daily basis. In them, I found the grounding I needed through the intuitive approach the medium engenders and the texture and smell of heat-fused wax on wood. (The Haikus of Eveleen Castelyn, esp. those in Minder as Engele proved equally soothing during this time too). The paintings surprised me in that they spoke a textile language of decoration, repetition, and the expressive forms that I developed in painting subsequently started to appear in my lace works. The medium of encaustic proved to satisfy a different area of my creativity and temperament. The smell of molten beeswax now defines my studio during wintertime.,

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