PRINTS: WILLEM BOSHOFF; PAT MAUTLOA; WILLIAM KENTRIDGE; DIANE VICTOR AND ANDREAS SCHÖNFELDT

Wednesday 26 November 2014 – Saturday 17 January 2015

The gallery is pleased to present a selection of prints by some of South Africa’s most prominent artists and print makers. The exhibition also introduces for the first time, prints by Andreas Schönfeldt.

Willem Boshoff, (b.1951-)

Willem Boshoff is perhaps one of South Africa’s foremost conceptual artists, known primarily for his work with words – whether these take the form of, what appears to be, just doodles on paper to massive installation works of words engraved on giant rocks. His works is shown at major galleries in South Africa and overseas, a few recent highlights include:

1) ‘Oh my word!’ | Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg | 11 Nov – 8 Oct 2014. Read more here.

2) ‘Feeling the Presence of the Druid’ | SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch | 7 Nov – 7 Dec 2013. Read more here.

Pat Mautloa, (b.1952-)

Kagiso Pat Mautloa is one of the foremost abstract artists who were trained at the infamous Rorke’s Drift artist studios (also known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church Art and Craft Centre) during the seventies. He is also one of the founding members of the Bag Factory Artist’s Studios in downtown Johannesburg. His work encompasses painting, installation, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. His work is widely collected and included in major exhibitions nationwide. A few recent exhibition highlights include:
1) ‘Print in the spotlight: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift’ | Iziko National Galleries, Cape Town | 23 Jul – 2 Nov 2014. Read more here.
‘(Re)Constructions: Contemporary Art from South Africa’ | Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi (MAC), Brazil | 19 Mar – 15 May 2011

William Kentridge, (b.1955-)

Probably South Africa’s most famous artist, William Kentridge is known for his prints, drawings and, more recently, installations of video projections, moving sculptures and soundscapes. His work is collected and exhibited by major museums and institutions the world over. Examples of recent exhibitions include:
‘The Refusal of Time’ | Metroplolitan Museum of Art, New York | 22 Oct 2013 – 11 May 2014. Read more here.
‘Contemporary art – William Kentridge at the Louvre’ | Louvre Museum, Paris | 1 Jul – 30 Aug 2010. Read more here.

Diane Victor (b.1964-)

Diane Victor is a well-known printmaker and drawing artist. She is famous for her smoke drawings whereby she creates drawings on paper or glass panels with a candle. She was the second artist to have exhibited in the Collector’s Room at Fried Contemporary. She spent the day in situ to create a new series of smoke drawings. The gallery has produced a print publication of her exhibition in the Collector’s Room featuring an interview about her work. Please contact the gallery for more information, or to purchase a copy. A limited edition of 20 signed copies are available for sale.

Andreas Schönfeldt (b.1950-)

Probably one of the best-kept secrets and undiscovered treasures of Pretoria’s conceptual artists, Andreas Schönfeldt works mostly in the mediums of printmaking and video installation. Exhibitions and highlights include:
1) ‘Art at War – The Artist’s Voice | Aldo Castillo Gallery | Chicago, United States of America | 2004
2) ‘Abstraction from the Greater Pretoria Region’ | Johannesburg International Biennale (Africus) | ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg | 1995