Barnard is pleased to announce Richard Mudariki’s two-month residency at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Working from the museum’s studio, the artist is creating works ahead of his solo exhibition opening in October at Barnard. Work by the artist will also be included in the exhibtion Five Bhob – Painting At the End of an Era which will be presented by Zeitz, MOCAA opening in September.
Richard Mudariki’s painting The Model is included in Centennial: A Century of South African Art from the Sanlam Art Collection 1918 – 2018. The exhibition will be on view at the Sanlam Art Gallery until 24 August when an edited version will move to the Sanlam Art Lounge, at 11 Alice Lane, Sandton Johannesburg where it will be on view from 5 Septmber 2018 until 15 December 2018. Please click here to watch a short video about selected works in the exhibition.
The artist will also welcome international students from Yale University and the Australian National University into his studio on July 2 as part of the Social Justice course initiated by the University of Cape Town.
Coming soon – the third iteration of -nano.
A concept of relative simplicity, nano- 1.2 invited artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works no larger than 20 x 20 cm (framing inclusive). The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.
Smaller works immediately require and create a greater intimacy with the viewer, compelling us to come closer, look closer, stay longer. While large, expansive works keep us at a distance, smaller works activate interiority and introspection. They require a sharper focus, a keener gaze, a lingering attention. Playing into our fascination with the miniature, small works conjure whimsy, a sense of the magical, a playfulness. But profundity need not be reserved only for the grandiose, and by requiring an economy of expression from the artist, smaller works are also often surprisingly affecting and impactful.
Barnard is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Richard Mudariki’s painting Economy of Scale by IZIKO South African National Gallery for their permanent collection. A highlight of Barnard’s booth at this year’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair in February, this work was also the gallery’s feature image in the art fair catalogue. In 2017, following the artist’s early career retrospective at Sanlam in Johannesburg and Cape Town, his painting The Model was purchased by Sanlam for their corporate art collection.
Barnard will be participating in the sixth edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) from Friday 16 – 18 February 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
This curated presentation will include new works by Richard Mudariki, Lien Botha, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, Sarah Biggs, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Katherine Spindler, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Robyn Penn & Alexia Vogel.
Please find us at Booth B5.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable alongside works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The exhibition will run through to 23 January, 2018.
Showcasing signature works by the gallery’s stable along side works by invited artists this exhibition reviews examples of highlights from the past year while introducing examples of exciting collaborations planned for 2018.
Barnard Collective includes works by Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Lien Botha, Hugh Byrne, Tom Cullberg, Alex Emsley, Ryan Hewett, MJ Lourens, Virginia MacKenny, Richard Mudariki, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Robyn Penn, Katherine Spindler, Alastair Whitton and Jaco van Schalkwyk. The show will open to the public from 6 December running through 23 January, 2018.
Richard Mudariki is one of South Africa’s rising stars in the contemporary art world. This retrospective exhibition draws from private and corporate collections, presenting a unique opportunity to assess the development of Mudariki’s practice over time and to view new paintings produced exclusively for this exhibition.
Representative of a growing impetus towards figuration and social comment in South African painting his works have been collected in South Africa and are slowly attracting attention in the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe.
On the subject of his art, critic and art historian Lloyd Pollack elaborates, “Mudariki’s art is issue-driven: it addresses the violation of animal and human rights, corporate greed, gender stereotyping, censorship and sexual violence. The mise-en-scene proves so visually arresting that any specific political message becomes subsumed in a spectacular breughelesque pageant of infamy and transgression.”
Mudariki takes on the issues we are confronted with on a daily basis in the media and presents these reinterpretations in beautifully crafted narrative paintings which despite their sometimes grim contents provide one with the opportunity to ponder yet delight in his ability to render this subject matter in an aesthetically engaging style and approach.
On Saturday 30 September 2017 at 11:00 Richard Mudariki and Stefan Hundt will be conducting a walkabout. of the exhibition. This will also be taking place at Sanlam Art Gallery. Members of the South African National Gallery (SANG) will pay R100, non-members will pay R120 and students will pay R50. Refreshments will be provided.
The Sanlam Art Collection will be presenting selected works by Richard Mudariki entitled Mutara Wenguva (Time Line). The intention of the exhibition is to present a broad overview of Mudariki’s career from his early beginnings in Zimbabwe to his present situation in Cape Town. The exhibition takes place at the Sanlam Art Lounge, at 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg from the 25 July – 10 September. The exhibition will then move to the Sanlam Art Gallery at the Sanlam Head Office at 2 Strand Road in Bellville, Cape Town from 19 September – 29 October 2017.
The Sanlam Art Collection is presenting selected works by Richard Mudariki in Mutara Wenguva (Time Line). The objective of the exhibition is to present a broad overview of Mudariki’s career from his early beginnings in Zimbabwe to the present in Cape Town. The exhibition takes place at the Sanlam Art Lounge , at 11 Alice Lane, Sandton Johannesburg from 25 July – 10 September and then at the Sanlam Art Gallery at the Sanlam Head Office, in Bellville Cape Town from 19 September – 29 October 2017.