FNB JOBURG ART FAIR

09.09 – 11.09.2016

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Salon Ninety One will be participating in the FNB Joburg Art Fair from the 9th until the 11th of September 2016. This year the gallery will be presenting a curated solo exhibition of works by Andrzej Urbanski.

Visitors to the Salon Ninety One Booth can expect to see Urbanski’s signature large-scale abstract Canvases, composed of shimmering optically bending spaces in jewel-like hues, complimented by the minimalism, strong lines and illusory play between the planes and shadows of the Artist’s metal Sculptures.

Since its inception, Salon91 has remained dedicated to serving as a platform for the development of young / upcoming South African artists, and more recently a small percentage of international artists. A number of young artists exhibiting with the gallery have proven to excel in their respective fields, showing considerable growth and appreciation over the years. The impressive positive trajectory of Andrzej Urbanski’s career over the last three years of exhibiting with Salon91 bears testament to the gallery’s mission, rendering a solo showing by the artist a highly appropriate representation of the gallery and its work at this important African Art Fair.


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Andrzej Urbanski

Andrzej Urbanski – FNB Joburg Art Fair Collection

Text by Natasha Norman

Andrzej Urbanski creates large, shimmering, optically bending spaces inspired by the textures, colours and sensations of 21st century living. His paintings and sculptures are a translation of the digital image into the art object. Forms are inspired by the architectural squares, triangles and hexagons of today’s contemporary built environment. His abstraction of these elements on the canvas refers to the shape and colour of media, fashion and cellphone app technology. His is a digital formalism in direct response to the often fleeting, colourful, digital imaging on screen and street.

The street runs deeply in his blood. The many years as an undergraduate Communication and Design student in the very newly de-walled Berlin was a time of full-time devotion to graffiti. After Urbanski had converted his undergraduate diploma into a degree and set off to accept an offer at the coveted University for Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland, he began to pursue a more traditional form of painting full-time. Coming from a design and communication training, Urbanski puts these skills in direct dialogue with the art historical weight of painting and sculpture.

He has always loved the great master painters. The art historical inspirations of Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Franz Akerman, Trevor Coleman and Bridget Riley are reimagined through his work with a contemporary relevance: he recognises the current field of aesthetic experience as one facing an absence of reality where the ‘real’ retreats ever further behind the interactive screen of new media. His response to this is a rebellious appropriation of the materiality of the spraycan as paint on canvas. He employs an empathetic abstraction of Modernist architecture and appropriates the formal planes of mass culture and architecture in a carefully crafted pastiche of art historical movements with clear references to the Minimalist concerns of Sol LeWitt in machine-like aesthetic finishes.

The works you see before you are a testament to the German philosopher and art historian, Wilhelm Worringer’s assertion that abstract art is not a withdrawal from the world but a direct engagement with it. There is a ‘truth to production’ in the numerical titling of his paintings based upon production processes. Breaking with the traditional confines of the frame (square or rectangular), his latest works fracture the security of the picture plane where compositional forms misshape the canvas edge. Such an idea makes particular reference to Cubism and Brutalist Architecture.

His process connects both to a family history of artisanal skill and a desire to question the aesthetic of the machine. Just because something looks digital, doesn’t mean it was made by a machine. It is the tiny imperfections, the strange stray of the spraycan or the scar of the taped line that remind us of Urbanski’s hand-made and hands-on involvement in the work’s production. His meticulous attention to form, materials and precision belie a rare artistic skill born from a personal desire to be “better then the machine.”


ARTWORKS:

 

Andrzej Urbanski is a Polish-German painter & sculptor who resides in South Africa. His most recent solo exhibition was titled Mindgame, presented by Salon91 during March 2015. The Artist has been represented by the gallery at the Cape Town Art Fair (2013; 2014; 2015; 2016) and at the Turbine Art Fair (2014; 2015; 2016). During May this year he exhibited alongside American artist Tahiti Person at Salon91 in an exhibition titled, Paths (May 2016).

Visit Salon91 at Booth #17 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. For more information and enquiries please contact Salon91 on 021-424-6930.


 

PATHS

25.05 – 25.06.2016

A two person exhibition by Tahiti Pehrson & Andrzej Urbanski.

This exhibition features the latest paintings by Andrzej Urbanski alongside incredible hand-cut paper-works, created by Tahiti Pehrson on a recent visit to South Africa. The artists have also merged their talents on a collaborative piece. Urbanski works predominantly in spray paint, oils & acrylics on a variety of surfaces such as canvas, paper and acrylic-coated surfaces. His style is clean and abstract, yet dynamic, bold and colourful. Pehrson’s compositions seem to float – suspended, complex geometric and organic lattices created entirely by hand with paper as the only medium, and the subtle shadows the only colour.

Andrzej Urbanski is a Polish-German painter and sculptor who resides in Cape Town, South Africa. His most recent solo exhibition was titled Mindgame, presented by Salon91 during March 2015, and has since shown with the gallery at the Cape Town and Turbine Art Fairs and will be representing Salon91 at the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair this September.

ARTWORKS:

ANDRZEJ URBANSKI

 

TAHITI PEHRSON

 

COLLABORATIONS

 

INSTALLATION VIEWS

 

 

 

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2016

19 – 21.02.2016

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CTAF 2016 | Visitors to the Salon Ninety One booth (A3) can expect to see a refreshing and diverse collection of contemporary artworks including sculpture, typography, embroidery, drawing and painting, with a special emphasis on bridging the traditional divide between disciplines. Artists exhibiting with Salon91 at the CTAF 2016 include: Salon Ninety One represented artists Paul Senyol and Andrzej Urbanski, alongside Heidi Fourie, Jordan Sweke, Kirsten Beets, Linsey Levendall, Unathi Mkonto, Pierre Le Riche, Gerhard Human and Cathy Layzell.


 

ARTWORKS:

ANDRZEJ URBANSKI

 

CATHY LAYZELL

 

CRAIG ACTUALLY SMITH

 

FRANS SMIT

 

GERHARD HUMAN

 

HEIDI FOURIE

 

JADE KLARA

 

JORDAN SWEKE

 

KIRSTEN BEETS

 

LINSEY LEVENDALL

 

PAUL SENYOL

 

PIERRE LE RICHE

 

UNATHI MKONTO

 


Articles related to this exhibit:

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Links related to this exhibit:

Deeply Entrenched making of H264 by artist Gerhard Human:


10and5.com: Photo highlights from CTAF 2016
http://10and5.com/2016/02/23/photo-highlights-from-the-cape-town-art-fair/


More information at www.capetownartfair.co.za

 

 

 

STELLAR

05.12.15 – 23.01.2016

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Designed by Nicole Dalton

Dear Art Lovers & Collectors,

As we reach the end of another year we would like to thank you for your loyal support, patronage & enthusiasm.

According to our annual tradition, 2015 concludes with a salon-style exhibition featuring accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by some of Salon Ninety One’s favourite emerging and established local creatives. The exhibition is scheduled to run until the last week of January 2016. Artworks will be rotated regularly & after the opening day, works may be taken home on the day of purchase, so come treat yourself & your loved ones!

This year we will be supporting The Bookery (www.thebookery.org.za). The gallery & artists will be donating 10% of all sales towards building a library & running a creative workshop with the kids at Usasazo Secondary School in Khayelitsha. Everyone is invited to donate books – specifically Xhosa & Afrikaans language, as well as Art-related books.

Please join us on Saturday the 5th of December from 11am until 3pm for our final exhibition of 2015. It is going to be a festive day of STELLAR art, sweet treats by the lovely artist/baker Alice Toich, beer by Leopold7 and so much more…

We look forward to celebrating a truly fantastic year with our artists, friends, and clients.

Warm Regards,
Monique & The Salon Ninety One Team

 

ARTWORKS:

ADRIAAN DIEDERICKS


ALEXANDRA KARAKASHIAN


ALICE TOICH


AMBER SMITH


ANDREW SUTHERLAND


ANDRZEJ URBANSKI


BANELE KHOZA


BRUCE MACKAY


CASSANDRA LEIGH JOHNSON


CRAIG ACTUALLY SMITH


DANI LOUREIRO


EMILY JANE LONG


FRANK CONRADIE


FRANS SMIT


GABRIELLE RAAFF


GERHARD HUMAN


HAIDEE NEL


HANNO VAN ZYL


HEIDI FOURIE


JADE KLARA


JEAN DE WET


JENNY PARSONS


JOH DEL


JUAN VOGES


KIRSTEN BEETS


KIRSTEN LILFORD


KIRSTEN SIMS


LARA FELDMAN


LEIGH TUCKNISS


LIZELLE KRUGER


LIZZA LITTLEWORT


LUCY STUART-CLARKE


MAAIKE BAKKER


MARNA HATTINGH


MONA


NEILL WRIGHT


NICOLE DALTON


NINA TORR


PAUL SENYOL


PIERRE LE RICHE


RIKUS FERREIRA


RONEL DE JAGER


STEPHANE CONRADIE


TESS METCALF


UNATHI MKONTO


WILHELM SAAYMAN


ZARAH CASSIM

 

THIS IS THE PLACE

14 – 31.10.2015

A group exhibition by Andrzej Urbanski , Wesley van Eeden, Andrew Sutherland, Jade Klara, Dani Loureiro and Paul Senyol.

This group exhibition by six highly-skilled contemporary artists centred around the act and process of collaboration across diverse modes of practice. The exhibition features 4 local artists from Cape Town, including Paul Senyol, Dani Loureiro, Jade Klara, and Andrew Sutherland, as well as Durban-based artist Wesley van Eeden, and Andrzej Urbanski, a Polish-German artist who is also based in Cape Town and part of the Salon Ninety One stable. The artists come together under the theme to explore ideas around Collaboration, Place, and Presence. Viewers can expect to see works by the individual artists in their signature styles as well as exciting once-off collaborative projects ranging from painterly portraits, abstract works, layered graphic pieces, unusually shaped canvases, typography, works on paper, works on board, works on canvas, as well as works which break free from the traditional confines of image-making all with a unique local feel.

 

ARTWORKS

ANDREW SUTHERLAND:

 

ANDRZEJ URBANSKI:

 

DANI LOUREIRO:

 

JADE KLARA:

 

PAUL SENYOL:

 

WESLEY VAN EEDEN:

 

COLLABORATION WORKS:


 

INSTALLATION VIEWS:


 

EXHIBIT OPENING:

Credit: Duane Smith

 


Links related to this exhibit:

Mail & Guardian by Danny Shorkend
http://mg.co.za/article/2015-10-23-this-is-the-place-where-individuality-meets-the-group

VISI
http://www.visi.co.za/artists-we-love-wesley-van-eeden/

 

MINDGAME

18.03 – 18.04.15

An Exhibition of abstract painting & sculpture by Andrzej Urbanski.

Amazing short film allowing insight into the art of our resident artist Andrzej Urbanski. Thank you Rowan Pybus & Makhulu Productions. This is special and beautiful. Andrzej you are inspiring, amazingly talented and remarkably dedicated – It really is a pleasure to work with you. Much appreciated guys!

 

GROUP VIEWS:

 

COLLECTION OF ARTWORKS:

 

Andrzej Urbanski’s Digital Formalism (PDF):

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LINKS RELATED TO THIS EXHIBIT:

 

Cape Times – Thursday, April 2, 2015 – Top of the times – Page 12
by Danny Shorkend

 

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Elle Decoration:

http://elledecoration.co.za/deco-profile-andrzej-urbanski/

 

Between 10 and 5:

http://10and5.com/2015/03/05/the-art-of-andrzej-urbanski-a-short-film-by-makhulu/

http://10and5.com/2015/03/17/openings-this-week-ct-a-printmaking-talk-and-performances-by-a-200kg-spider/?site_switch=normal
Graffiti South Africa:

http://www.graffitisouthafrica.com/news/2015/03/19/event-exhibition-mindgame-by-andrzej-urbanski/

 

The Global Spectator:

https://innocentn.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/the-abstract-world-of-andrzej-urbanski/

 

Design Indaba:

http://www.designindaba.com/galleries/creative-work/tricking-part

http://www.designindaba.com/videos/creative-work/colourful-gym

 

Cape Town Etc Magazine:

http://www.capetownetc.com/blog/culture/mindgame-at-salon91/

 

What’s on in Cape Town:

http://www.whatsonincapetown.com/post/andrzej-urbanski-at-salon91/

 

Visi:

http://www.visi.co.za/event/andrzej-urbanski-mindgame-opening/

 

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2015

26.02 – 01.03.15

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THE AVENUE, DOCK ROAD, V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN

OPENING TIMES:
Thursday | 26 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Friday | 27 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Saturday | 28 February: 10h00 – 20h00
Sunday | 01 March: 10h00 – 18h00

Adults: R 80.00 | Children: R 50.00
Under 12yrs free | computicket.com

ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Andrzej Urbanski, Craig Actually Smith, Gabrielle Raaff, James de Knoop, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Lilford, Lara Feldman, Lizelle Kruger, Maja Maljevic, Maria van Rooyen, Mariette Bergh, Paul Senyol, Pierre le Riche, Syndi Kahn

 

ARTIST BIOS:

 

ARTWORKS:

 

Andrzej Urbanski

 

 

Craig Actually Smith

 

Gabrielle Raaff

 

James de Knoop

 

Kirsten Beets

 

Kirsten Lilford

 

 

Lara Feldman

 

Lizelle Kruger

 

Maja Maljevic

 

Maria van Rooyen

 

Mariette Bergh

 

Paul Senyol

 

Pierre le Riche

 

Syndi Kahn

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN HAZE

06.12.14 – 17.01.15

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‘Golden Haze – End of year group salon in aid of the Sunflower Fund. Accessible, affordable artwork across a broad range of mediums by emerging and established local creatives.

 

 

END OF YEAR CHARITY SHOW AT SALON91
(DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015)

 

PRESS RELEASE:

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the generous participating artists, especially Dani Loureiro, who did all the design work for the show & as well as to our supportive clients. Thank you for everyone’s generosity, hard work & patience. The funds raised by the GOLDEN HAZE show in aid of THE SUNFLOWER FUND will pay for 10 tissue type tests!

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

DANI LOUREIRO
PAUL SENYOL
ANDRZEJ URBANSKI
DANIEL HUGO
EMMA NOURSE
JACQUELIN ANN FLAGG
KATE SOAL
LEIGH TUCKNISS
MANDY ROBERTS
NICOLE DALTON
SYNDI KAHN
STEPHANIE SIMPSON
EMILY JANE LONG
KIRSTIE RAE SAMSON
LUDWICH OLIVIER
CANDY KRAMER
KIRSTEN BEETS
MAAIKE BAKKER
RIKUS FERREIRA
LARA FELDMAN
ANDREW SUTHERLAND
ANGELICA LUTHI
MARELIZA KIRSCHBAUM
WONDER MEYER
QUINTIN WEYER
STEPHANIE E. CONRADIE
BEN WINFIELD
ELIZE VOSSGATTER
KATRIN COETZER
MARIA LEBEDEVA
JUAN VOGES
KIRSTEN SIMS
CHRIS AURET
SWAIN HOOGERVORST
GABRIELLE RAAFF
FRANS SMIT
BERRY MEYER
NATASHA NORMAN
PIERRE LE RICHE
CATHY LAYZELL
RONALD MUCHATUTA
ALEXIA VOGEL
GABI LEE SMIT
CYNTHIA EDWARDS
MICHELE ROLSTONE
SARAH PRATT
ADELE VAN HEERDEN
CARLA KREUSER
SIMEON VAN DER BERGH
SARAH BIGGS
DONNA SOLOVEI
CANDACE DI TALAMO
LUCIE DEMOYENCOURT
JADE KLARA
VANESSA BERLEIN
TAHITI PEHRSON
MAYA LEMAITRE
IMOGEN CLARKE
MIA CHAPLIN
EMILY PARADIS
LARITA ENGELBRECHT
KAREN CRONJE
KIRSTY OLIVIER
DEWALD VENTER
& MORE…
For availability of works please enquire with us at the gallery
info@salon91.co.za / 021-424-6930

The Salon91 Team
& The Sunflower Fund

 

ARTWORKS: