Title: Always and forever, you and me
Mixed media on canvas
Bell-Roberts Gallery has decided that Matthew Hindley is our Gallery's Choice. Hindley is definitely one of the hottest emerging South African artistic talents and this is the reason why we have decided to purchase his work at this stage.
In an excerpt taken from an essay about Hindley's work by Tracy Murinik for the book 10 Years 100 Artists, Murinik says: 'His production... is represented by a gradually growing domain of two-dimensional drawings and paintings: their mood other-worldly, their subject matter often dark and alienated, as they inscribe sombre reflections on an apparently abandoned, traumatised universe. Informed by media reportage, individual experience and a developing personal iconography of metaphorical characters, these scenarios are rendered as encoded fictions or metaphors of trauma, couched in a 'pop' style. Central to both modes of production, though, is a focus on how individuals encounter and engage their environments: the ways in which they choose to act, believe, respond, or not 'knowingly or unknowingly'; through conscious decision-making or when caught randomly in unknown or unanticipated systems....'
(For more info about the book see www.struiknews.co.za/bell-roberts10years100artists)
Matthew Hindley's exhibition 'Surrender' is currently showing at the Bell-Roberts Gallery and closes on Friday September 3.
Suzette Bell-Roberts and Deborah Weber, Bell-Roberts Art Gallery
Bell-Roberts Art Gallery, 199 Loop Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 422 1100
Fax: 021 423 3135
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 1pm