09.06 - 03.07.2021
Paul Senyol ft. Elléna Lourens & Keya Tama
09.06 - 03.07.2021
Paul Senyol ft. Elléna Lourens & Keya Tama
08.08 - 05.09.2020
A Hazy Shade of Winter is a salon-style group show including works by represented, associated, and exciting new artists. Exhibiting Artists include Adele Van Heerden, Alexia Vogel, Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Black Koki, Elléna Lourens, Keya Tama, Ello Xray Eyez, Emma Nourse, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jade Klara, Jeanne Hoffman, Jessica Bosworth Smith, Joh Del, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Keneilwe Mothoa, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Laurinda Belcher, Lené Ehlers, Lili Probart, Linsey Levendall, Mareli Esterhuizen, Marolize Southwood, Matthew Prins, Mona Haumann, Natasha Norman, Nicole Clare Fraser, Nina Torr, Paul Senyol, Sarah Pratt, Tara Deacon, and Zarah Cassim.
The group exhibition inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song of the same name, seeks to explore subject matters, palettes, and imagery which capture and express the varied emotions, colours, memories, and atmosphere, which this season brings. For some artists, winter evokes icy vistas, cool palettes of blues and whites, and the change to colder and shorter days. For others, the changing season elicits a longing for warmer times, the comfort of staying indoors close to the fire, the use of warm and jewel tones, and the desire to capture nature in full bloom.
Winter provides a milestone for the passage of time through the year. For many, 2020 has felt somewhat surreal; time has moved on and the seasons have changed and yet there is a feeling that normal life was a lifetime ago.
Throughout the collection, the viewer is invited to contemplate the artists’ relationship with the season of winter and how something as simple as a change in weather can have a profound impact on the kinds of work they produce.
ADELE VAN HEERDEN
ELLÉNA LOURENS | KEYA TAMA
ELLO XRAY EYEZ
JESSICA BOSWORTH SMITH
NICOLE CLARE FRASER
01.07 - 01.08.2020
A Solo exhibition by Paul Senyol
Senyol’s latest solo exhibition at Salon91, Memorial, foregrounds an introspective consideration of living and dying with regard to the recent pandemic, but in the body of each painting the artist chooses to focus on the complexity of a unique, lived experience within a shared reality. Lockdown has given him the means to connect with the individual character of each work through more extensive planning and refining of paintings. As sites of reflection, the works in Memorial carry in them the artist’s experience of a particular international reality while becoming, over time, unique markers for looking back at this moment in history.
Senyol has embraced the forced time of stasis during lockdown this year to paint with a reflective honesty inspired by the humble power of a piece of literature by Roald Dahl titled “Over to You”. As the title suggests, the collection of short stories is a total relinquishing of control on the part of the narrator. What Dahl’s stories achieve in their quietly remarkable way is a raw honesty of experience without prescription as to intention or meaning. Honesty and relinquishing to process is something Senyol has aspired to in his works. His time spent in studio has been as much about production as contemplation, a means of revisiting processes from the past with new perspective. His most fruitful musings have been in prolonged engagement with the painting in progress. Exposed areas of under-painting have been left revealed, working in juxtaposition with a finished, drawn flourish such that the surface reveals a raw visual record of labour and layer. The unsanctioned marks of the street that so inspire his paintings are recorded in this process of painted exposure, with figures and forms shimmering across the canvas surface in various states of articulation to form a completed work.
Senyol has particularly enjoyed working with the Black River team to produce a unique edition of screenprints for this exhibition. Each print is anchored by a composition that shifts and evolves in colour and mark so that although it is an edition, each piece displays its unique character. This theme is also present in ‘Twelve Stories’, a work made up of twelve painted canvas panels. Envisioned as a compositional whole, each panel also functions individually as a completed work.
There is an honest fracturing of form in the works in Memorial, as though the artwork were a body marked by experiences that have scarred its surface in much the same way that the metaphorical body of a street wall, curb or World War memorial is scarred by daily use. These spaces do not grow old because they are consistently worn anew by their occupation and habitation by the living - those that ‘irreverently’ lay their washed clothes along a monument’s balustrade to dry in the sun or picnic on a plaqued plinth.
14.02 - 16.02.2020
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Booth Numbers: B11 in main galleries / B12 in solo section
From the 14th – 16th of February 2020, the 8th edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Positioned as the leading art fair in Africa, ICTAF 2020 will include the foremost galleries from South Africa, the African continent, and abroad.
Salon Ninety One will be participating in the MAIN GALLERIES and SOLO sections of the fair this year.
The main gallery exhibit will be located at Booth B11, and will feature the latest works of Amber Moir, Chloe Townsend, Heidi Fourie, Jeanne Hoffman, Katrin Coetzer, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Linsey Levendall, Nicole Clare Fraser, Paul Senyol and Zarah Cassim.
At Booth B12 the gallery will be presenting a curated solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets.
NICOLE CLARE FRASER
07.12.2019 - 18.01.2020
Year-end group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, celebrating the diversity, beauty and resilience of women.
Opening Saturday 07 December 2019 at 11am.
Concludes 18 January 2020 at 2pm.
Adele Van Heerden
Jean de Wet
Jessica Bosworth Smith
Nicole Clare Fraser
Since our gallery was established in 2008, we’ve maintained the tradition of hosting our annual December show, held in aid of a local charity, whereby 10% of all artwork sales have been donated to our chosen cause. This year we’ve decided to support Ilitha Labantu, an organisation which was started in Gugulethu, Cape Town, during February 1989. At that time it was the only organisation in any township of Cape Town providing emotional support, practical advice and education around the serious issue of violence against women.
Visit their website for more information.
28.09 - 26.10.2019
BRUCE MACKAY. HEIDI FOURIE. JEANNE HOFFMAN. PAUL SENYOL. TENDAI MUPITA.
COLLABORATION. BRUCE MACKAY AND PAUL SENYOL
12.09 - 15.09.2019
Salon Ninety One was proud to be a part of the fifth edition of the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
We have took a very playful approach to scale, colour and installation within our SCAF 2019 booth, characteristic of Salon Ninety One gallery, our Artists and our aesthetic. The Gallery Booth A01 featured the work of Salon Ninety Onesignature artists, Kirsten Beets, Paul Senyol and Kirsten Sims. In addition to our featured booth Artists we were thrilled to be representing the work of Amber Moir at NEXT, a group exhibition platform with works from around the world carefully selected by the SCAF team.
KIRSTEN BEETS paints our contemporary Eden. Her paintings inhabit a place somewhere been the real and imagined, a painted mythology that explores ethical realities. She is continually looking at the shifting relationship between people at leisure and the natural world. She isolates the moments of these interactions, sometimes as immersive images other times as curious objects suspended in the picture plane. Snapshots of our curious human interactions with natural environments are all rendered in delicate detail. Her works are complex collections of observations and imaginary musings made manifest in oil paint on paper, board and linen. Her carefully considered compositions tell a subtle story of serenity and loss, leisure and decay, stasis and transience.
KIRSTEN SIMS expresses the way she views the world through painting, seeking a connection with viewers through images. Her work has a strong narrative quality and is often animated by a sartorial crowd of characters, but she just as naturally replaces the theatre of human interaction with the drama of a natural landscape. Whether familiar or imagined, place plays an important role in her work. She lives and works in Cape Town but the vista she has painted most is the ocean view from her family home in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Sims completed a BA in Applied Design at the Stellenbosch Academy and her Honours degree in Illustration at Stellenbosch University. She currently works on editorial and commercial illustration projects while exhibiting her artworks both locally and internationally. Sims paints with a combination of inks, acrylics and gouache on museum board.
PAUL SENYOL is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday life, paired down to an empathy with colour, line and form. His work is a crafted response to his wonderings through various spaces. The colours and textures of urban and natural environments inform his spontaneous practice in the studio where every material he uses – acrylics, pastels, ink, pencils and spray paint - is chosen for the particular mark it can contribute to a finished composition. Senyol has been studying art and the mark since his fascination with skateboarding magazines as a teenager in Cape Town. Skateboarding emerged as a gateway to early creative works on the street and remains an important part of Senyol’s experience of urban spaces. He makes regular visits to the public library to source graphics, album covers, magazine layouts and illustrations. Senyol’s unique visual language is founded on the inevitable change and flux in environments. His works are testament to the translation of experiences into form.
AMBER MOIR's unconventional approach to making her watercolour monotypes explores and reconstitutes the limitations of traditional printmaking techniques. Moir’s large works are the result of the intensely physical and unpredictable process of printing with a manual pitch roller. She says of her method: “The challenges within my process create space for the works to acquire greater meaning and be more successful than if it were predictable and easily controlled”. Original paintings are impressed onto calico, creating a confluence of painting and print. Gashes, strips of folded fabric and uneven printed surfaces serve as visual cues of the presence of Moir’s body in her process. Moir graduated from Stellenbosch University with a degree in Fine Arts in 2014. She has worked from Cape Town, South Africa since returning in 2017 from two years of living and teaching on Kyushu Island, Japan.
Beets’ background in 3D rendering, Sims’ formal training as an illustrator and Senyol’s formative years as street artist have come to influence their personal visual language, ensuring an interesting conversation between their diverse works within the walls of the Salon Ninety One booth and the greater context of the fair itself. Their work has shown significant growth, with the artists takings risks, in refining their techniques and pushing the boundaries of their chosen medium. Paul Senyol was the first artist to ever exhibit with the gallery, Kirsten Beets and Kirsten Sims have been showing with Salon Ninety one for eight and seven years, respectively. Amber Moir recently held her first solo exhibition with our gallery and is known for her monotypes on paper and fabric, printed by way of a highly energised and physical process utilising a pitch-roller in order to create these unique works.
We look forward to sharing our Artists latest works with new collectors from Australia and Asia.
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ARTWORKS | NEXT PLATFORM AT SCAF 2019
ARTWORKS | BOOTH A01 SCAF 2019
A mid-year group show
We are delighted to be sharing works by our regular Salon Ninety One favourites, extremely talented associated artists, as well as some exciting new signatures. Participating artists include: Alexia Vogel, Amber Moir, Andrew Sutherland, Chloe Townsend, Gabrielle Raaff, Heidi Fourie, Jade Klara, Katrin Coetzer, Katrine Claassens, Kirsten Beets, Kirsten Sims, Lara Meintjes, Laurinda Belcher, Linsey Levendall, Mareli Esterhuizen, Michael Amery, Natasha Norman, Nicole Clare Fraser, Paul Marais, Paul Senyol, Rico, Sarah Biggs, and Tara Deacon.