The South African Landscape

This display, selected from the Gallery’s permanent collection, features landscape paintings by South African artists. The paintings are as varied as the South African landscape, and show many different ways in which artists engage with their environment. To a greater or lesser degree, all of them deal with abstraction. Some images are easily readable as particular places while others merely suggest space. All retain an abiding respect for the two-dimensionality of the painted surface.

According to Kiren Thathiah, his painting, Who Calls?, is an invitation to the viewer to “lose oneself in the spiritual” and eventually to receive spiritual victory.

Samuel Sikhosana, A Hard Thinking Man, oil on board

Kiren Thathiah, Who Calls?, enamel on board

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