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A three person exhibition of Stephan Erasmus, Richard Forbes and Ansie Nitegeka at NIROXprojects, Arts on Main, Johannesburg. 10 - 31 August 2014. Curated by Neil Nieuwoudt.

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  • A three person exhibition exploring the dynamic interaction between Erasmus, Forbes and Nitegeka's work. 3 will be an exploration of these individual artists abstract interpretations of the concepts of the mind, body and emotions and how these artists work relates to and the dynamics which are created, with each other, within the gallery space. All three artists work both in sculptural mediums and in 2-dimensional formats and their works each directly or indirectly interprets notions of body, mind and emotions and the various tensions andinteractions which are manifested through this process.

    STEPHAN ERASMUSErasmus art production is evolving into an exploration of aspects of communication, specifically the strangely sublime communication that unfolds between a lover and his muse. Although the emotional strength captured in the writing of love letters are forgotten as time passes. This forgotten conviction and insignificance of the mans power and strength in comparison with love and its partner, loss, that directs Erasmus traversing of this maze.

    In his writing of these love letters, Erasmus samples text from various sources such as poetry, plays, music lyrics and biblical text or uses these sources as a starting point. The use of existing text is significant in that it becomes emotional triggers that exist in the public domain and has links to specific emotional conditions or events. Thus giving Erasmus the opportunity to direct the work towards a receiver.

    For Erasmus it is important that the selected text is transformed/translated into a visual format that breaks away from the act of reading or listening. Moving the reader into an experience of struggle and involvement in the detanglement of the text and the significance of the selected encryption method or construction.The encryption/construction mimics a physical act of writing secret sorrowful love letters, sewing the letters together to become a web/net of words, in which the writer and reader can get entangled in. Leading both the writer and the reader into a self-created prison of words and the power of their meanings.

    RICHARD FORBESInto the maelstrom

    With Forbes contribution to this exhibition he continues to explore further possible variations of conversant 3 dimensional language and that which fills the space between the speakers.

    Each of his works will embody a natural event, a physical presence and a point of conversation.Whether in a static form or implied movement; I am interested in the correlation between the spiral within everything and the vortex channel through the wormhole.The mind being the means to travel through this vast possibility, once all guise is removed.

    Richard John Forbes is a visual artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • ANSIE NITEGEKAThe sublime experience is fundamentally transformative, about the relationship between disorder and order, and the disruption of the stable coordinates of time and space. Something rushes in and we are profoundly altered. And so, in looking at the relevance of the concept to contemporary art, we are also addressing an experience with implications that go far beyond aesthetics (Morley, 2010: 12).

    3 is running concurrently with AWJ (Art Week Joburg).

    ART WEEK is coming to JOBURG. From 19 to 24 August over 50 galleries, arts venues and events will take place all around the city. Open to all, ART WEEK JOBURG is this years premier art event. For more info visit www.artweek.co.za

    ART WEEK is an initiative aimed at increasing the visibility of, and strengthening, the visual art industry in cities throughout South Africa. For one week each year galleries, museums, arts organisations and artists will collaborate to create a strong public focus on the vibrant art scene of your city. It has successfully run in Cape Town for two years. And in 2014, ART WEEK comes to Joburg too.

    Initiated by the Contemporary Art Development Trust (CADT) in 2012, VANSA supported ART WEEK CAPE TOWN. In 2014, VANSA, CADT and Art Logic partner on developing ART WEEK JOBURG, to coincide with FNB Joburg Art Fair. ART WEEK JOBURG will function around the Fair, programming, supporting and enhancing the experience in the days preceding the event.

    http://artweek.co.za/http://www.mabonengprecinct.com/artweek

  • STEPHAN ERASMUS

    Cloud 1 | Wood | R20 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • STEPHAN ERASMUS

    Broken | Wood | R12 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • STEPHAN ERASMUS

    Grass II | Wood and digital print on archival paper | R35 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • STEPHAN ERASMUS

    Grass I | Wood and digital print on archival paper | R15 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • STEPHAN ERASMUS

    Shreds II | Wood and digital print on archival paper | R9 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • RICHARD FORBES

    Vortex 2 | Steel, grey and pearl resinous paint | R140 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • RICHARD FORBES

    Vortex 2 | Steel, grey and pearl resinous paint | R140 000.00 (excl VAT)

  • Installation view | Vessel 1 - 3 | 1/5 Digital print on cotton paper | R9 900.00 each (excl VAT)

    RICHARD FORBES

  • Vessel 1 - 3 | 1/5 Digital print on cotton paper | R9 900.00 each (excl VAT)

    RICHARD FORBES

  • ANSIE NITEGEKA

    Fragment V (void) | Resin and paint | Dimensions variable | R7 900.00 (excl VAT)

  • Sculptural Drawing V - VI | Paint on super wood | 60 x 40 cm | R4 800.00 each (excl VAT)

    ANSIE NITEGEKA

  • Sculptural Drawing V - VI | Paint on super wood | 60 x 40 cm | R4 800.00 each (excl VAT)

    ANSIE NITEGEKA

  • Landscape fragment II | Paint on Masonite | 30 x 30 x 20 cm | R5 800.00 (excl VAT)

    ANSIE NITEGEKA

  • ANSIE NITEGEKA

    Installation view | Ansie Nitekega | NIROXprojects | 2014

  • Installation view | 3 | NIROXprojects | 2014

  • NIROXprojects | 264 Fox Street | Arts on Main | MABONENG PRECINCT | Johannesburg

    Curated by Neil Nieuwoudt Catalogue layout and design by Neil NieuwoudtT: +27 72 350 4326 E: neil.nieuwoudt@gmail.com