For our second Editions collaboration, we were thrilled to work with Ruby Swinney, an artist we knew would create something unique and exciting. Afternoon Delight, in its glowing flush of pink, certainly did not disappoint!
In a remarkable pursuit into printmaking, Swinney produced this enchanting edition of 25 works in the medium of stone lithography, the oldest printmaking technique in the world. In fact, the word ‘lithography’ comes from the Greek description: an image from stone. To create her lithograph, Swinney drew her image onto a limestone slab using oil-based drawing materials that repel water but accept ink.
Since graduating from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts in 2015, Swinney has had two solo exhibitions with Cape Town gallery, WHATIFTHEWORLD, as well as a solo show with AKINCI Gallery in Amsterdam. In 2018, Swinney’s solo exhibition Human Nature was exhibited at Zeitz MOCAA – South Africa’s foremost contemporary art museum. Swinney’s work is included in various public and private collections both across South Africa and internationally.
We are delighted to introduced our first collaboration for Editions, with the formidable Sphephelo Mnguni. We travelled to South Africa’s east coast to meet with the Durban-based artist to produce his first work in print since graduating from the Durban University of Technology.
Mnguni’s bold and impressive works document black culture in all its permutations. In We’re Not Poor, the large-format work available from our store, Mnguni depicts Michael Jordan, the iconic American basketball player (and all-round G.O.A.T).
Mnguni is undoubtedly an artist to watch. Recently he has exhibited at BKhz in Johannesburg, and at Ross-Sutton Gallery in New York – his works are held in collections around the globe.
In keeping with our goal to establish new entry points to art collecting, we want to introduce you to collectors we take inspiration from in terms of who they are, how and what they collect, and their experiences in the art world.
For our first (Collector) Perspectives, we were thrilled to have an insightful conversation with one of our friends and supporters Irene Boaventura
about her collecting habits and art journey.
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