Gabrielle Raaff describes with glee how the act of making a mark in a wet on wet painting process dissolves her intended stroke into something unexpected because of the movement of the paint. Her act of painting is thus a wrestling between intention and chance and an undoing of certainty. It is about finding a form of painterly mastery by working with the unexpected actions of her medium. As final images, her paintings in ink and water-based oil paint on cotton and linen attest to an intelligence of fluidity and a mastery of visual intuition. ‘Echoes from the South’ continues Raaff’s investigation of the photographic image in the medium of painting but is also a sympathetic investigation of the juxtaposition of the shocking and banal realities of a suburban neighbourhood, and how two realities can exist in a single experience.
Water-based oil on Cotton.
This work is NOT available.
Installation shots of "Geeks Unite" and "Aftermath".
View available works from my recent solo show at SMITH gallery in Cape Town." data-rel='gallery1' style='border:solid 0px red;padding:0px 0px 15px 15px;'>