Jun 06 2019
Solo Exhibition – FREEDOM OF THE STREETS by Selvin November

Solo Exhibition – FREEDOM OF THE STREETS by Selvin November

WORLDART is pleased to present FREEDOM OF THE STREETS, a solo exhibition of paintings by Selvin November. The exhibition will run from 6 – 27 June at the WORLDART gallery in Cape Town. Words like “slavery” and “freedom” are sometimes used without much thought of its real meaning and implication to many people. For Selvin November, a forty nine-year old artist from Cape Town, these words have a particular meaning. Records show that slaves who were sold in Cape Town in the eighteenth century were often given surnames according to the month of the year that they were bought and to Selvin November the connection is obvious. Real freedom, on the other hand, can only be attained if you believe in yourself, and as a so-called “Cape Coloured” with its complex history, this is not a foreign notion to him. With this exhibition, November has used abstraction influenced by street art to express and explore these concepts. “My current abstract work allows me the space to express my ideas using abstract language of line, form and colour. I employ elements of free form, which act as a metaphor for freedom. The bars represent enslavement, which represents the idea that you are imprisoned within the confines and rules of the system, socially, politically or economically.  The use of expressive line drawings serves as an additional metaphor for freedom, thus creating tension, which in turn creates movement within the work” says November Selvin November born (b. 1969), lives and works in Cape Town as a full-time and professional artist. He completed a Diploma in Art and Design at Cape Technikon and was awarded a three-month residency on Robben Island in 1996. Most recently he was awarded the honour of being selected as the Festival Artist at the University of Stellenbosch’s 2019 Woordfees. He has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Cape Town. More information: Warren Maroon warren@worldart.co.za +27 21 423 3075

Sep 12 2019
WORLDART AT SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 12-15 September 2019

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WORLDART will be at Sydney Contemporary, Australia’s International Art Fair, that takes place form...

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Sep 05 2019
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05 Sep 2019

WORLDART is pleased to host an exhibition of paintings by a group of local...

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Aug 01 2019
WORLDART at SPEAKERS CORNER

WORLDART at SPEAKERS CORNER

01 Aug 2019

Speakers Corner at 37 Parliament Street in Cape Town is a newly renovated building...

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Aug 01 2019
Young Voices by Teresa Kutala Firmino & Mncedi Madolo

Young Voices by Teresa Kutala Firmino & Mncedi Madolo

01 Aug 2019

Towards the end of 2018 we were introduced to two young artists currently living...

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