Combining Two Different Forms Of Art

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Our New Collaboration with Lizamore & Associates!

During recent photo shoots, we began to notice that some of our clients incorporated works of art into their open plan kitchen living spaces. Often, as designers, we will include images of paintings or sculptures into our display photographs as a way of indicating where cupboards will not be placed. This resulted in us realizing that art has its own particular presence and is essential in allowing you to fully personalize your space and express your own creativity and style. It makes perfect sense that we should be celebrating the fine arts as we continue to uphold the art of kitchen design. A kitchen should be ergonomic and functional, but the beauty of a kitchen
is important too.
 
In an effort to celebrate these two very different but perfectly complimentary art forms, we have collaborated with the sought after art gallery, Lizamore & Associates, to ensure that the best contemporary art by South African artists find their way into your kitchen. We’ll be featuring Lizamore’s artists on our pages and incorporate their work into our photography, enabling you to experience a perfectly selected artwork in your living space and supporting some of finest local artists.

About Lizamore & Associates

LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES Entering its 20th year of operation, Lizamore & Associates gallery has been showing the work of new, as well as established contemporary South African artists. Through devotion to consistent excellence, Lizamore & Associates have managed to capture the market with their transparent and honest business ethics, and they continue exploring transformative possibilities through contemporary art.

Lizamore & Associates hosts exhibitions with their family of artists and new artists and continuously presents exciting new projects. Lizamore & Associates gallery takes the view that by showing a considered combination of exhibitions of the work of more established names, as well as carefully selected new voices, the gallery can promote new prospects to collectors, while still serving the growing market of buyers who look for the sound investment opportunities presented by more known artists. Artists who the gallery regularly work with include Jan Tshikuthulu, Zolile Phetshane, Lindo Zwane, Gregg Price, Johan Stegmann, Patrick Seruwu, as well as other more established artists amongst others Karin Preller, Louis Olivier, Johan van der Schijff, Arabella Caccia and Judy Woodborne. They have worked with many artists in the past, launching their careers and allowing for good judgement of extra ordinary talent in South Africa.

UBIZO & THE FOUNTAIN
Two Solo Exhibitions
by LIZAMORE & ASSOCIATES

UBIZO 
by Buhle Nkalashe

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A calling is uBizo in isiXhosa & isiZulu. This means that there is a requirement from your ancestors to serve an

ancestral purpose. Nkalashe expresses Ubizo as not just an ancestral purpose but also as a

definition of the purpose we are born for in this world. 

"In this younger generation, we are seeing many Africans soaring to great heights, achieving the success they dreamed of, and who look beyond the colour black and the expectations and limitations which were once placed upon them. These individuals inspire me to know that anything is possible and that we as Africans are good enough to be among the best in the world. If not better because of our strength and resilience to always be excellent."

Buhle Nkalashe is a painter who incorporates mixed media like oil and acrylic paint and oil pastels. Nkalashe’s work mainly consists of portraiture and abstract paintings. Fascinated by the idea of how patterns and color can be a symbol of identity, Nkalashe’s art documents how African contemporary culture has evolved over the years to proudly incorporate traditional symbols that speak of its heritage. Nkalashe's studio is based at the Airport Industrial and he resides in Gordon's Bay.

He has been painting for nearly ten years and had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018).

He also participated in several group exhibitions in Cape Town and Johannesburg: Home is Where the Art is at Zeitz MOCAA (2020) and Turbine Art Fair (2019) with Red Room Contemporary Gallery. He has been featured in various Saatchi catalogues and collections. Best Young Artists to Collect - Saatchi Art (September). In 2019 collaborated with a menswear clothing brand, Fields Store (Cape Town). The artist completed the Zanele Muholi residency in 2021. He recently participated in the Cape Town Digital Art Fair event, Art X Lagos and the Turbine Art Fair in 2021.

 

The artist is part of the upcoming group show New Africa at Salon Mondial Freilager-Platz in Switzerland.

This is Nkalashe's second solo exhibition with Lizamore & Associates.

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Buhle Nkalashe, Mnisi, 2022, Mixed medium on canvas, 75cm x 75cm 

THE FOUNTAIN
by Patrick Seruwu

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The Fountain explores longevity of African women through a male gaze. The fountain represents water,

the origin of life and the immortality it possesses for all beings on Earth.  

 

Seruwu experimented with watercolour for this exhibition.

"I’m drawn to watercolour on paper because of the transparency and it’s freshness I can achieve with them."

The artist depicts the beauty of light and the delicacy of the medium, enabling him to capture a range of colours that light reveals. The light is often defined by the absence of paint on the white of the paper, allowing the colours to merge and bleed through beautifully - using numerous glazes to produce rich darks. The luminosity of the paint reveals different layers with an exceptional glow. 

Patrick Seruwu is a self taught Ugandan artist, mentored by the late Benon Lutaaya, currently living in Johannesburg. The artist paints and draws intricate portraits exemplifying the struggles, strength and triumphs of African women.

Seruwu was the recipient of a 2019 Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme by Lizamore & Associates Gallery. He had his first solo exhibition, Moment of Silence, at Lizamore & Associates in 2020.

 

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Patrick Seruwu, Untitled (work in progress), 2022, watercolour on paper, 42cm x 30cm (unframed)

Opening details:

Sunday 8th of May 2022
11:00 - 15:00

3 Hetty Avenue
Fairland
Johannesburg

Refreshments will be served
Secure parking available