“In my understanding and experience, I’m most aware of the flow between the everyday and the eternal, the mundane and the miraculous. My paintings and drawings bear witness to that, as notes, working drawings, as sound, and as impressions”.
Elsabé Milandri (born 1980) completed her BA in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria in 2002 and a Masters in New Media at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in 2006. Since 2010 she has had three solo exhibitions in South Africa, one in Switzerland and has taken part in group exhibitions countrywide. Her work is housed in private collections in the UK, USA, and throughout Europe. She has lectured at various institutions in drawing, new media, videography, illustration and design. Currently the artist is working predominantly with ink on paper. Her work takes as point of departure the personal, intimate, anecdotal, and the experiential. Elsabé’s subject matter ranges from figurative to minimalist, animals to text- pieces. Her paintings & drawings often include text, which she samples from conversations real and imagined, serious and ironic. The artist lives and works in Woodstock, Cape Town, with her husband and two children.
Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2016 – Paper Is You III, group exhibition at Salon91. 2015 – CURRENT group exhibition Smith Studio, Cape Town; Moments group exhibition La Galeria, New York. 2014 – Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; I Take It All Back group exhibition, Nirox Projects, Johannesburg; The Grand group exhibition Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Cape Town. 2012 – Something like now, solo exhibition at Salon91, Cape Town. 2011 – If you let yourself love a wild thing, group show at Salon91, Cape Town; Paper is You, group show at Salon91, Cape Town; Sostenuto: maps and details of two gardens, solo show at Tina Skukan Gallery, Pretoria. 2010 – Diagram for Change, solo show at AVA, Cape Town.