Tue, 30th Nov 2021 18:00

Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg

 
  Lot 16
 
Lot 16 - Asha Zero (South Africa 1975-)

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Asha Zero (South Africa 1975-)
Funni Cable

acrylic on board

Artwork date: 2016
Signature details: signed, dated and inscribed with the title on the reverse
Exhibited: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SMAC Gallery (Booth 42), 8 to 11 September 2016.

(Qty: 1)

162 x 203 cm; framed size: 163.5 x 205 x 4.5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Johannesburg.

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.

Notes:

Asha Zero’s paintings reveal his interest in digital image culture. The artist approaches the medium of painting in a multi-faceted manner, implementing an assemblage of images in an integrated visual cacophony. Referencing the art of cyberspace and blip, the artist’s work presents a cut and paste maelstrom of forms and patterns, eyes and limbs seemingly snipped from printed media and collaged one on top of the other. However, in reality, everything is diligently and realistically painted by hand – even the expressionist scribbles that overlay the images. His paintings, which can take up to three months to produce, are testimony to a rig­orous method. Zero masterfully employs vari­ous painting techniques, from trompe l'oeil and dry-brush painting, intense layering, masking and glazing to mimic paper cut-outs, photographs and countless other graphic images which expose the playful spirit of this concept driven artist.

Sold for R68,280
Estimated at R50,000 - R80,000


Condition report

The overall condition is good.

Frame in good overall condition, with slight chips to the edges of the frame.

Please note, we are not qualified conservators and these reports give our opinion as to the general condition of the works. We advise that bidders view the lots in person to satisfy themselves with the condition of prospective purchases.

 

acrylic on board

Artwork date: 2016
Signature details: signed, dated and inscribed with the title on the reverse
Exhibited: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, SMAC Gallery (Booth 42), 8 to 11 September 2016.

(Qty: 1)

162 x 203 cm; framed size: 163.5 x 205 x 4.5 cm

Provenance:

Private collection, Johannesburg.

SMAC Gallery, Cape Town.

Notes:

Asha Zero’s paintings reveal his interest in digital image culture. The artist approaches the medium of painting in a multi-faceted manner, implementing an assemblage of images in an integrated visual cacophony. Referencing the art of cyberspace and blip, the artist’s work presents a cut and paste maelstrom of forms and patterns, eyes and limbs seemingly snipped from printed media and collaged one on top of the other. However, in reality, everything is diligently and realistically painted by hand – even the expressionist scribbles that overlay the images. His paintings, which can take up to three months to produce, are testimony to a rig­orous method. Zero masterfully employs vari­ous painting techniques, from trompe l'oeil and dry-brush painting, intense layering, masking and glazing to mimic paper cut-outs, photographs and countless other graphic images which expose the playful spirit of this concept driven artist.

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Auction: Modern & Contemporary Art | Johannesburg, Tue, 30th Nov 2021

 

A focused collection of top historical, modern and contemporary artworks, this boutique-style sale presents impressive examples of South Africa’s best-known artists at auction. Included is a wonderful oil on canvas still-life by Irma Stern painted in 1936, an exquisite equestrian painting by Tretchikoff, 4 early watercolours by George Pemba, a monumental Villa from 1976 and 6 superb lots by William Kentridge. Also on offer are impressive contemporary works by Kate Gottgens, Phillemon Hlungwani, Wim Botha and Banele Khoza, amongst others.

Notably, the sale also includes works from the collection of the world-renowned Handspring Puppet Company. This collection maps much of the company’s creative, personal and professional journey and includes works by Kentridge, Pemba, Simon Stone and Zanele Muholi, amongst others.

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