Elize Vossgatter works primarily in oil paint. She challenges the conventions of the material with subject-appropriate interjections of glitter, hair, varnish, car oil, babyoil, gold dust, nail varnish or anything else that the paint requires.
Her works are playful and haunting: conical-shaped figures immersed within a fantastical landscape. Isolated, unearthed, self-protective and suspicious, they seek their place within their four-cornered reality. A collection of flawed heroes seeking solace in an artificial reality. She currently works and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
‘I am intensely interested in the everyday, in what surrounds me, capturing fleeting moments and feelings in time and moving from figurative to non-figurative subject matter.’
Born in Cape Town, 1972, Lara currently lives and works in the city. After her decision to exit Michaelis in 1990, she entered the world of graphic and interior design but eventually decided to navigate her way towards painting again. It is here that she nurtures her expression.
Focusing on mood and color, she works primarily in oils. Lara’s work is housed in collections all over the world.
Selected Projects & Exhibitions: 2018 – In Their Nature, a solo exhibition at Chandler House. 2017 – Trees Make Forests, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2016 – Oracle, a group exhibition at Salon91; Spirit of Irma, group exhibition at Irma Stern Museum; Space Between, group show at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Under 18’s Only, at Association of Visual Arts; Cape Town Art Fair with Smith Studio. 2015 – Summer Salon, at Association of Visual Arts; Resonance of Wonder, a group exhibition at The Cape Town Jewish Museum; Sanlam Portrait 100 at Irma Stern Museum; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2014 – Golden Haze; group exhibition at Salon91. 2013 – Roadscapes, a solo exhibition at AVA Gallery; Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91; Collections and Archives, group show at Salon91. 2012 – I’d Rather Be Swimming, a group exhibition at Salon91. 2011 – Figuring Difference, group show at Salon91. 2010 – Transition, Emergence & The Parts In Between, solo exhibition at Salon91. 2007 – Glimpses, solo exhibition at Gerard Cloete Gallery.
Lucie Demoyencourt was born in 1983 in Paris, she grew up in South Africa, where she works as an architect, set designer, illustrator and painter. With no formal art training, painting and drawing is something Lucie has always done for herself. By observing her subjects very closely, she allows the brush to move around the canvas without giving it much thought, trusting that her hand will do something intuitive to what she is seeing. Lucie aims to complete a painting in one sitting, and enjoys working into wet paint with thicker layers of colour. “I paint because I am addicted to the ‘surprise’ that the painted canvas gives me when I step back from the easel”. Lucie has been a prolific artist despite being an architecture student for 7 years, painting mainly exotic palm trees, animals and dancers. Lucie’s mother was a ballet dancer and her father, an antique dealer and collector of African art, she says she has been inspired all her life by the things they have shown her. Lucie has participated in a number of local and international exhibitions.
Ronald Muchatuta was born in 1984. He was mentored at a Fine Art Gallery – Gallery Delta in Zimbabwe from 2002 – 2004 as a Painter. Ronald came to Cape Town seven years ago and graduated at Spier Arts Academy in 2012 where he studied Professional Mosaic for three years. Throughout his studies, he continued painting and exhibiting in leading galleries in Cape Town and Zimbabwe. Ronald’s work currently explores with the sensual feeling of women swimming in aquatic seas and oceans. The motive of the work is to engage the viewer with the deep sea experience and it’s surroundings. Currently he lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.