MARK on Cape Town
After being introduced to collectors mid November at the Look Mickey exhibition, two urban artists, young Skyler Grey and Hong Kong representative CEET are showcasing their work again at the recently opened exhibition at the 34FineArt Gallery. This event marks the end of the very satisfying year for this art institution stationed in Cape Town. Besides Grey and CEET, there are a number of artists that are also featured in the show entitled MARK. The show will welcome back long forgotten names and authors, but also some of the high-profile figures that still resonate through the arena of the contemporary art. MARK opened three days ago and if you interested in experiencing a truly diverse collection of artwork spanning numerous styles and generations, feel free to stop by the 34FineArt Gallery and witness the work of the following authors.
Mabunda is Back
The famous Mozambican artist is returning to the art sphere after almost six years spent in silence. Goncalo Mabunda brings us his new collection of truly specific sculptures. The sculptures carry a level of dark history as they are made from the recycled ammunition that has been used during the Mozambican Civil War, a brutal armed conflict that lasted from 1977 to 1992. His work was a part of many exhibitions, and one of his pieces made their way into the Vatican collection.
Lizabeth Eva Rosso
Coming from the States, in her first appearance in South Africa is award winning artist Lizabeth Eva Rosso with her recent collection of sculptures. Her body of work was made to be a statement concerned with American media’s global influence but also China’s industry of counterfeiting the copyrighted properties held by the US. All of the sculptures, collectively entitled Xi’an-America Warriors are molded and reproduced with the same clay that was used for the First Emperor Qin (200 BC). The breaking creative touch in these objects is that all of the sculptures heads are replaced with characters from cartoons and comic books.
The list of participating artists keeps on going as the MARK also includes artwork by artists such as Norman Catherine, Mr. Brainwash, Takashi Murakami, AME72, Jade Doreen Waller and others as well as new work by Esther Mahlangu. This art veteran recently completed the large scale mural he made for for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. 34FineArt Gallery will be hosting his 80th birthday next year showcasing his new solo exhibition.
This prominent Gallery entered the business ten years ago and since then 34FineArt has established a more firm and decisive position among the art institutions around the world. One of the latest examples of the fruitful collaboration that 34FineArt did was with Graffik Gallery London in staging a hugely successful solo exhibition of local artist Jade Doreen Waller. The MARK exhibition which opened on 23rd of December will be on display until the 14th of February at the South African Gallery. Sign up for My Widewalls and stay in touch with all relevant artists and galleries!