Artwork date: 2021
Location: Cape Town
Estimated at R5,000 - R7,000
The condition is mint.
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Artwork date: 2021
Location: Cape Town
29.5 x 42 cm unframed
The Art Gazette collection.
Acquired directly from the artist.
Marlise Keith’s artwork is a means of understanding her world through an alternative logic. Plagued by chronic migraines, physical pain and existential uncertainty are recurring themes that run through her approach to work. “It awards me endless excruciating hours to mull over ‘being’,” she says. Suffering is therefore translated on to her canvases, which are marked by a surreal quality, which she hopes will draw the viewer into closer scrutiny of the darker complexities lurking beneath the images.
The feeling of discomfort is also features in Keith’s technical process. In order to continually challenge herself technically, she regularly does what she calls a “discipline session”, where she applies new rules for her drawings. For her recent works the rules were: no collage, no sticking or weird media; just pencil, oil pastel, water soluble wax crayon, pen and very little ink.
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Auction: Current & Curated: The Art Gazette Collection, ending Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
Aspire Art is delighted to present Current & Curated: The Art Gazette Collection, an exciting large-scale Timed-Online auction of fresh and cutting-edge contemporary art. Representing 85 established and emerging artists from South Africa, Africa and abroad, the collection features over 180 works of art, offering a unique opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to view and acquire original and innovative works.
Founded in 2019, Art Gazette is a curated platform that supports artists by acquiring work up-front and in series for their inventory. A local industry first, the auction is presented in partnership with Art Gazette in a collaborative effort to promote and sustain contemporary artists and art production, while showcasing the works to a broad collecting audience.
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