ART will continue to keep us sane in 2021. These are emerging artists to keep an eye on!
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The world continues its love affair with Art mixing across genres, from music to paintings, film and so many more. Creative cross overs are now the lingua franca of the Art scene with impressive collaboration between big sporting brands and fashion from customizing sneakers to creating capsule ranges based on prints inspired by paintings. Art is having a true revivalist moment, even in brand communications where important messages are being conveyed, such as the recent Stella Artois “Wet Paint” campaign which encouraged conversation and awareness about social distancing. The Wire presents emerging artists to watch in 2021
A Michaelis graduate who specialized in printmaking and has transitioned to visual art, Katlego Tlabela is a newly self-taught painter. With brightly executed domestic scenes reflecting the intersection between capitalism and post-apartheid black identity, Katlego’s work resonates with an intimate pan-African aesthetic and intimate observation.
Gallerists and curators from Brazil, Lagos, London, Poland and Portugal are already excited and so should we be too.
The second-prize winner of the Emerging Painting Invitational (EPI) 2020, Yolanda Mazwana explores themes of mental illness, body dysmorphia and popular culture using abstract expressionism, neo expressionism and symbolism. The prize is part of the second edition from the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA). Yolanda’s use of intense colour and textured oils, acrylics and gum dissolve into amorphous narratives, seeking a quintessential truth before dissipating into ghostly presences. The abstracts are immensely powerful and moving
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Muralist and co-founder of Prints on Paper studio, Issac Zavale is an exciting Mozambican fine artist whose latest body of work perfectly captures Joburg CBD streets and landscapes. He arrests time, to tell authentic tales of ikasie life in vivid strokes of colour and energy, like frames of amapiano music videos.
Zavale recently had a solo show at Kalashnikovv gallery and has already participated in local and international shows
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