Exhibition by Isabelle Leclézio

Tamasa Gallery is proud to present Ode To Nature , an exhibition by Isabelle Leclézio

Artist’s statement:

“Nature has always been my source of inspiration and my anchor. I use mix media, and have a direct approach to my work, trying to capture the essence of the landscape I have a strong connection to. I like to pause, and take time to appreciate everything around me, and celebrate these intimate moments.”

Christiane Vallet, Mauritius I  charcoal on paper  140 x 84 cm sold

Christiane Vallet, Mauritius II  charcoal on paper  140 x 84 cm sold

Christiane Vallet, Mauritius III  charcoal on paper  140 x 84 cm Sold

Dancing Helichrysum Mixed media 140 x 75 cm  Sold

Botswana 2019  Mixed media  140 x 88 cm Sold

Wild Grass  Mixed media 130 x 80 cm Sold

Winter sky, Laughing Waters Farm Mixed media 61 x 120 cm Sold

Blue Shadows Mixed media 73 x 90 cm Sold

Before Sunset  mixed media 74 x 100 cm Sold

Golden Light Mixed media 74 x 100 cm Sold

Quiet Moments Mixed media 71 x 50 cm sold

Glorious Middelburg Mixed media 71 x 50 cm Sold

Hidden  Mixed media 55 x 75 cm

Flowers near Howick Mixed media 50 x 70 cm Sold

Walk at Sunrise Mixed media 68 x 50 cm Sold

Afternoon, Cathkin Estate mixed media 49 x 70 cm

Exhibition by Cheryl Penn

Tamasa Gallery is proud to present The Daily Round  an exhibition by celebrated artist Cheryl Penn

Artist’s statement:

As a process based, trans-disciplinary artist, I needed to find a way to marry all the mediums I work in. Books, text, paintings, visual poetry, poetry, asemic writing, research, mail art, palimpsests etc: this body of work is the locus where I have currently recorded all my interests, penned my thoughts, kept a diary, placed private musings into the public space and combined an interest in everything into one compulsive, obsessively worked body of artefacts.  

Circles as a form have been the preoccupation of many artists since Giotto flicked his wrist and submitted a perfect circle as an example of his talent. Whether it be Yayoi Kusama, Wassily Kandinsky, Anish Kapoor, a rondo by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly, or Rembrandt’s  Self-Portrait with Two Circles  (c.1665–1669), artists new and old have explored this shape. Kandinsky said: “Of the three primary forms… the circle points most clearly to the fourth dimension” -– he thought they were the fundamental building blocks of art. They are potent symbols representing higher thoughts and ideas beyond our reality. How can one NOT explore them? ‘ 

Impressions  2 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

The Land – Sea – Sky – Scape 2 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

Pillars of Creation 2,5 x 2 m acrylic on canvas

History 2 x2 m acrylic on canvas

Conversations with Monet 1.5 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

Diary Life with Monet 1.5 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

Conversations with Monet 1.5 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

Diary Life with Monet 1.5 x 2.5 m acrylic on canvas

Jackson 189 x 90 cm acrylic on canvas

Mark 180 x 90 cm acrylic on canvas

Plethora 180 x 90 cm acrylic on canvas

Vincent 180 x 90 cm acrylic on canvas

This And That (And Everything in-Between) acrylic on canvas 1.5 x 2.5 

Each painting includes a unique artists book, documenting the process of each artwork.

Conversations with Monet

Conversations with Monet

Exhibition by Bronwen Findlay

Tamasa Gallery is proud to present Garden an exhibition by celebrated artist. Bronwen Findlay.

Artist’s statement:
‘ Twenty-one years ago, in June 2002 I had an exhibition to celebrate the opening of the Tamasa Gallery. I called that exhibition FLOORS AND FLOWERS – I was inspired by Durban plants and my old-fashioned flower-patterned linoleum floor – Marianne Meijer wrote – “her work plays with different levels of reality”. I have called this exhibition GARDEN – my work continues to play with different levels of reality. I paint what I see, what I remember, what I have experienced. My own garden inspires me as do other people’s, wild gardens, gardens of the mind, the word garden can have many layers. I like to think that the plants, birds, and creatures in my paintings are recognizable, but I also like to think that they are about the language of paint, surface, pigment, texture. So, I paint in layers, colour over colour, I scrub, I remove, I replace – the final painting is often not what I expected, perhaps gardening is also about this element of control and letting go. ‘

Garden 49 x small oil paintings 20×20 – 25×20 cm each.

The sold paintings are marked in the appropriate box on the below grid.

Aloes And Bees oil on-canvas 120 x 80cm-sold 

Bird and Bee oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Birthday Flowers oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Cat Portrait With Anthuriums oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Owl at Night oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Plants And Birds oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Sold

Ribbon Bush oil on canvas 160 x 80 cm

sold 

Blue Bird oil on canvas 160 x 80 cm

Strelitzia And Bird oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Sold

Birds In A Circle oil on canvas 150 x 130 cm sold

Garden Flowers oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Hospital Flowers oil on canvas 100 x 100-cm 

Long Grass oil on canvas 165 x 130 cm

sold

Protea Aloe Sunbird oil on canvas

110 x 180 cm

Sweet Peas with burglar bars oil on canvas

152 x 182cm

sold

The Opening

Exhibition by Aik Christodoulou

Tamasa Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by

Aik Christodoulou                             “FaceTime”

Artist’s statement:
“ The recent pandemic made interpersonal contact difficult.
Technology breached the gap to a certain extent.
These photographic vignettes were captured through the medium of FaceTime on an iPhone during the pandemic, allowing me to continue to be creative, thus capturing some unique work. The models I used were based as close as Durban, and as far as Germany and New Zealand.
Art will always find a way to triumph over adversity. “

All prints are a limited edition of 5, printed on 100% cotton rag paper

FaceTime 14 – Megan

15 x 10 cm print

2 Sold

FaceTime 23 – Courtney

15 x 10 print

1 Sold

FaceTime 26 – Courtney

15 x 10 cm print

FaceTime 17 – Megan

15 x 10 cm print

FaceTime 12 – Megan

15 x 10 cm print

FaceTime 13 – Megan

8 x 12 cm print

FaceTime 22 – Courtney

15 x 10 cm print

FaceTime 4 – Philippa

15 x 10 cm print

FaceTime 7 – Philippa

15 x 10 print

1 Sold

FaceTime 3 – Philippa

15 x 10 print

1 Sold

FaceTime 42 – Paige

15 x 10 cm print

1 Sold

FaceTime 16 – Megan

15 x 10 cm print

1 Sold

Exhibition by Sarah Kelly

Tamasa Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by 

Sarah Kelly  “31”

Artist’s Statement:

 My first Debut solo exhibition. I like to think that it is important to never feel safe in the sea you are working in, if you feel out of your depth then you know something exciting is about to happen. What I call “Contemporary cactus” all began in the very first lock-down. I had time on my hands and had been grappling with wanting to form a new concept and change up my work from my well-known botanicals. I was inspired by the massive Euphorbia tree that grows outside Tamasa Gallery. The structural elements, the form, the movement, the geometric sculptural elements. There was a lot of experiments, many failed tests, correcting technique with the right medium and eventually after a lot of pushing and pulling the concept came together. It was about scale, texture and the introduction of pure gold leaf that really transformed the diversity of this body of work and made it special. For this solo exhibition I then took my original idea and threw it a curve ball, I added colour, simplifying some techniques and focusing on movement and shape seen in the charcoal triptych. My work has never had symbolic meaning as such but a representation of where I am in my life; my surroundings, emotion and mood all depict and play a role in my work. ‘

Triptych I Sold
Mixed media with gold leaf
150 x 113 cm sold

Triptych II – Sold
Mixed media with gold leaf
150 x 113 cm

Gold Triptych III Sold
Mixed media with gold leaf
150 x 113 cm

Charcoal Monochromatic Movement I
149 x 114 cm

Charcoal Monochromatic Movement II
149 x 114 cm

Charcoal Monochromatic Movement III         149 x 114 cm

Close Up mixed media
112 x 165 cm

Small Gold – Sold
84 x 59 cm

Contemporary Colour POP IV
105 x 75 cm

Contemporary Colour POP II
105 x 75 cm

Contemporary Colour POP III
105 x 75 cm

Contemporary Colour POP V
105 x 75 cm

Contemporary Colour Pop II

105 x 75 cm

Contemporary Colour POP I Sold
105 x 75 cm

Tamasa Gallery

Tamasa Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by 

       Alex Botha          BLOMME  

‘ I have always loved the beauty, shapes and textures of flowers.

The veritas of the early Dutch Masters and their approach to capturing the beauty of flowers before they wither has long fascinated me. What I have been seeking is a more contemporary way to paint flowers.  

My work is about exploring mark making, drawing and the tactile quality of the paint.

I came across the quote by the French Symbolist painter Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) that resonated with me. He reportedly said:

“I do not know of anything that has given me more pleasure than such an appreciation of simple flowers in their vase breathing air”.

ALEX BOTHA

14 – 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Glass Jug
Oil on canvas
90 x 56 cm

Deurvleg
Oil on canvas
89 x 71 cm

Arrangement
Oil on canvas
99 x 80cms.

Harmonie  –  Sold
Oil on canvas
101 x 76 cm

Mixed Bunch
Oil on canvas
101 x 76 cms

Wildebos Sold
oil on canvas
130 x 120 cm

Irises I
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Irises II Sold
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Irises III Sold
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Kappertjies
Oil on canvas
56 x 70 cms

Nature Morte   Sold
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 cm

Papawers Sold
Oil on canvas
40 x40 cms

Tamasa Gallery

Introspection/Introspective

‘This exhibition contemplates the ephemeral nature of being.

As a diasporic artist, I have made South Africa my home; I explore the themes of memory, loss, and culture, in an attempt to reconcile the past with the present.

This exhibition includes drawings and paintings I have done over the last few months, which evokes childhood memories. In paying homage to my father’s legacy, I have reinterpreted some of his own artworks, as an act of catharsis. ‘

 

Lost In Memory l
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
190 x 100cm

Lost In Memory ll
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
190 x 100 cm

Lost In Memory lll
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
190 x 100 cm

Water Lily l- SOLD
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
135 x 80 cm

Water Lily ll
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
135 x 80 cm

Water Lily lll
Acrylic , gold leaf on canvas
135 x 80 cm

Pathway l
Acrylic, gold leaf on canvas
122 x 92 cm

Pathway ll
Acrylic, gold leaf 0n canvas
122 x 92 cm

INTERWEAVE’ 

22nd February to 25th March, 2022.

An exhibition by Durban’s celebrated artist Hendrik Stroebel.

To view Hendrik’s work click here

‘IN BLACK AND WHITE’

29th November to 17th December

An exhibition of selected artworks by

Stringer – Nason – Mkhize – Nixon – Firth – Jackson – Chandler – Swart – Acton – Findlay – Ndlovu – NG-Yang – Botha – Platter – Glenny – Verster – Adams – LeClezio – Stops – Benn – Maroun – Kelly – Bedford – Roome – Walker – Smart – Kotze – Wilson – Wright – Van Deventer

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‘YELLOW’

A group exhibition by local artists

Was held from 23 October 2019 to 11 November.

Lindy Acton, Ingrid Adams, Jane Bedford, Ronlynne Benn, Alex Botha, Pascale Chandler, Bronwen Findlay, Louise Jennings, Sarah Kelly, Rosalind Kernoff, Lisa King, Isabelle Leclezio, Mthobisi Maphumalo, Marianne Meijer, Guy McGowan, Ann-Marie Nason, Pippa Lea Pennington, Denis Jarvis, Cameron Platter, John Roome, Gail Schaefer, Joanna Smart, Anthony Starkey, Linda Stringer, Max Stringer, Hendrik Stroebel, Nikhil Tricam, Andrew Verster, Kristin NG-Yang.

‘CHASING THE LIGHT’

An exhibition by Isabelle Leclezio

 31 October 2018 to 21st November 2018

‘THE COLLECTOR’S ROOM’

An exhibition by Andrew Verster

 1st August 2018 to 20th August 2018