Friday, May 19, 2017

FATHOMS - A two-person show featuring PAUL SENYOL and LINSEY LEVENDALL, Salon Ninety One Gallery, Cape Town, 17 May-17 June 2017



‘After Elijah’
mixed media on canvas
1600mm x 1380mm
float-framed in ash
Price available on request


‘Arrival’
mixed media on linen
580mm x 500mm
float-framed in ash
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‘Departures’
mixed media on canvas
1600mm x 1600mm
float-framed in ash
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‘Offering’
mixed media on linen
460mm x 400mm
float-framed in ash
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‘Snow in Summer’
mixed media on linen
1400mm x 1200mm
float-framed in ash
Price available on request

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cape Town Art Fair 2017, CTICC, 17-19 February, Salon Ninety One Contemporary, Booth B5



‘Solitary Path’
mixed media on canvas
420mm x 440mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Terminology’
mixed media on canvas
1190mm x 1380mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Traverse’
mixed media on canvas
1380mm x 1600mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Casting’
mixed media on linen
1380mm x 1190mm
float-framed in ash
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‘Delango’
mixed media on canvas
420mm x 440mm
floay-framed in ash
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‘Gathered Glass’
mixed media on canvas
695mm x 600mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Mending Pattern’
mixed media on linen
1000mm x 860mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Parting Light’
mixed media on canvas
1600mm x 1850mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request


‘Stay Clear’
mixed media on canvas
420mm x 440mm
float-framed in ash
price available on request

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

'Oracle' Group Exhibition, Salon Ninety One Gallery, 03 December 2016 - 21 January 2017



‘Blue Hour’
mixed media on canvas
580mm x 500mm
framed in ash
price available on request


‘Confessions’
mixed media on canvas
290mm x 250mm
framed in ash
price available on request


‘Go and See’
mixed media on canvas
520mm x 450mm
framed in ash
price available on request


‘Ships From Cyprus’
mixed media on canvas
1160mm x 1000mm
framed in ash
price available on request


‘Sons of the Prophet'
mixed media on canvas
1200mm x 1390mm
framed in ash
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‘They Rose at Twilight’
mixed media on canvas
1000mm x 860mm
framed in ash
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‘Windows in Heaven’
mixed media on canvas
420mm x 440mm
unframed
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

‘Kindle’, A duo exhibition by Gideon Appah (Ghana) and Paul Senyol (South Africa) 06 October - 03 November 2016, Gallery2

‘Kindle is an exhibition of new works on canvas and linen. This shift in medium resonates with my new works as they become more intimately related to their texture and backgrounds. Kindle continues my exploration and thoughts relating to our relationship between the built and natural environments.

My works are influenced by the shapes, forms, color and textures found during my everyday encounters as I move through these environments. Kindle conjures up thoughts of beginnings, of origins, of seeking and finding, of stoking a fire and bringing something back to life.
There is a certain immediacy and urgency to my works for the exhibition. Each work serving as a snapshot, perhaps a sentence from a paragraph, or a chapter from a non-fiction, sometimes only one word can make all the difference.’ - Paul Senyol.

Gideon Appah and Paul Senyol first met at the 2015 Barclays L’Atelier competition, where both were top10 finalists.
Gideon’s work having won the prize for the best foreign entry and a residency stay at the Bag Factory in 2016.
From their first conversations, both artists realised a common influence, origin, and explorative themes to their work. This led to the idea of exhibiting together which has become a reality after Gideon recently completed his residency at the Bag Factory.
Both artists look forward to presenting a body of fresh, bold and exciting new works for Kindle.
The hope is that this will be the beginning of a relationship between them as painters which will continue to flourish in the years to come.
Gallery2 in association with Salon Ninety One proudly present ‘Kindle’


‘Bundle’
mixed media on Linen
375mm x 325mm
unframed
price available on request


‘Conversation’
mixed media on Linen
650mm x 750mm
unframed
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‘Conversion’
mixed media on Linen
750mm x 650mm
unframed
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‘Familiarity’
mixed media on Canvas
1300mm x 1500mm
unframed
price available on request


‘Fathoms’
mixed media on Canvas
1500mm x 1300mm
unframed
price available on request


‘Knee Deep’
mixed media on Linen
375mm x 325mm
unframed
price available on request


‘Passive’
mixed media on Linen
325mm x 375mm
unframed
price available on request


‘Umber’
mixed media on Linen
375mm x 325mm
unframed
price available on request

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Inhabitant - Solo Exhibition, Salon Ninety One Gallery, 23.09.16 - 22.10.16

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To inhabit a space implies a type of ownership by presence. City bylaws and property deeds describe space in one way but that map frays at its intersection with the human occupation of place. Daily movements define and embrace space, carving it with the simultaneous care and ruthlessness of a sculptor.
The modernist trend is to present information in an ordered, chronological way – where meaning is imparted, not found. The shift to an artistic and narrative practice around providing immersive situations where viewers discover meaning for themselves has emerged as a counterpoint to that reportage trend. In Senyol’s work, this idea of immersive, experiential space provides a process of critical interrogation with the notion of inhabitation that is neither city bylaw nor street dweller, but somewhere between the two – a place where art is the patina of a lived experience.
The patina of Senyol’s experience of space is one characterised by transition. His home and studio in Woodstock is on the fringe of an urban renewal zone, a site characterized by places of collapse and repair. It is a space of binaries, of wealth and poverty, newness and decay, concrete and park verge. Senyol recognises that between these binaries resides a new creation altogether. This ‘fringe’ between states is his artistic Eden.
Works for inhabitant are more loosely based on Senyol’s daily sketches than in previous exhibitions. He has foregrounded his role as translator in this series, working across multiple canvases simultaneously in a process of experiential storytelling. He has also expanded beyond the canvas into the gallery space itself, evolving that experiential story telling onto textured gallery walls and the inclusion of small sculptures or urban cairns – a personal memorialising of the oft overlooked beauty of urban debris.
Senyol received no formal artistic training, but he has been studying art and the mark since his fascination with skateboarding magazines as a teenager in Cape Town. He is inspired by the Mission School Art Movement in San Francisco, the Woostercollective, Marc Gonzalez, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, punk rock music, the way skateboarding & cycling enables him to access the city and books in the City Library. Graphics, album covers, magazine layouts and illustrations are an important influence to his aesthetic as is the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Henri Matisse and Joan Miró, respectively. His works celebrate the abstract moments of the image: formal qualities of line, form and hue from the basis of his compositions that evolve through the process of painting. Senyol began exhibiting “free art” on street corners in the early 2000s and this enabled him to connect directly with the street and its unexpected audiences. He may now exhibit almost exclusively within the gallery space, but this shift remains, for him, just another space to engage the viewer in a new way.