Investec – Cape Town Art Fair 2019

Investec – Cape Town Art Fair 2019

If you like modern art, then this is the Art Fair you should’ve attended. Running from 15 – 17 February, at the CTICC, it was jammed packed with a wonderful variety of quality pieces from around the world.

To begin, we would like to state that we are not professional art critics! We, love all kinds of art and we love to share our experiences, picks and preferences and make comments on them.

From a traditional marble bust with a quirky, gold fly on her nose (Massimiliano Pelletti) to a huge tapestry-looking piece constructed from paper beads on bark paper (Sanaa Gateja) to very expressive and emotive paintings and sculptures. There was a smorgasbord of creativity to feast our eyes on.

‘Rest with Me’

The range of painting styles was extraordinary. Here are a few examples. ‘Pussyfooting Around by Karlien de Villiers, Esther Mahlangu, ‘Miss Petal Hates the Beach’ by Kirsten Sims, and works by Sadik Kwaish Alfraji.

There were other more unusual pieces like Nelo Teixeira’s colourful box-like construction, Dawit Abebe’s ‘Mutual Identity’ and Chris Soal’s ‘The Sharp Edge of Comfort’ made entirely from toothpicks to name but a few.

There were just too many pieces to give you a good impression of the whole exhibit so in following blogs we will split the whole exhibition into categories and delve deeper into the works.

Topics we will cover:

Hopefully this quick blog gives you taste-enough to visit the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020 next year. We’ll will be returning – for sure. We came away so inspired and charged that we were talking about certain works for days thereafter.

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  • “I am happy to exhibit, but not to put myself on exhibition.” – Jean Cocteau

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