Southern Guild at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022

Southern Guild at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022

WORDS Cheri Morris PHOTOS Southern Guild

Southern Guild returns to the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in 2022 with a vast collection of multidisciplinary fine art works delivered by some of the most prolific and promising artists on the continent.

The Southern Guild booth promises to be a true exploration of the confluence of fine art and collectable design. Expect an extensive exhibition of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, functional art and the gallery’s first NFT work by Justine Mahoney – a piece based on the French mythological figure Mélusine.

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Among the artists whose work will be presented are Navel Seakamela, Patrick Bongoy, Jozua Gerrard and Nandipha Mntambo who will be presenting her first collection of functional sculptures, ‘Transcending Instinct’. Additionally, several significant ceramic artworks by the likes of Andile Dyalvane, Zizipho Poswa, Madoda Fani and Chuma Maweni will feature.

Following the gallery’s success at Design Miami in December, Dyalvane, Poswa, Fani and Maweni will exhibit large-scale new works that lend an honourary nod to their cultural heritage, personal narratives and interests. Among these are monumental works by Poswa, glazed and painted in her signature exuberant colour, that form part of her Magodi series celebrating the majesty of traditional African hairstyles.

Seakamela, whose emotive portraits explore the tender side of masculinity, will show new mixed-media works on paper while emerging artist Jozua Gerrard’s series of large enamel paintings on glass reflects on intimacy in an age stolen by social media. Patrick Bongoy will debut a six-metre-wide wall-hanging painstakingly woven from strips of recycled rubber, while Dominique Zinkpé will present three abstract sculptures made from assemblages of carved wooden Ibeji dolls.

Other works making their debut include a bronze bust by Otto du Plessis; a bronze and timber table, etched brass panel and bronze sculpture by Stanislaw Trzebinski; a patinated aluminium mirror in a black granite base by Jesse Ede and Rich Mnisi’s Nyoka (“Snake”) console.

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022 is on from 18 – 20 February 2022. For more information on what to expect at, go here.