KEVIN’S GIRL – THE FINAL EDITION OF 20

Neo-pop is a post-modern art movement that developed during a revival of interest in Pop art in the 1980’s. This movement, also known as ‘Shock Pop Art’, was not a new style as such, but rather a resurgence of artwork based on popular culture. Characteristics include bright, pure colour and clean defined lines, often depicting a cartoon-like subject. Or, as Richard likes to describe his own personal style of Neo-pop art, it’s ‘Naive meets Pop’!

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AUNG SAN SUU KYI BY GAVIN RAIN

Worldart is privileged to be the first to show the result of a project that has taken Gavin Rain more than a year to refine and complete – a portrait of a remarkable woman whom some refer to as Asia’s Nelson Mandela; Aung San Suu Kyi.

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WHEN COLOURS DANCE

When I saw this painting by Richard Scott for the first time this week I instantly fell in love.

Was it the warmth of the colour combinations? The friendly and inviting suggestion of summer, freedom or perhaps love? There is also the simplicity of the image combined with the balance and rhythm created by all the different colours. And then I noticed the tricle of gold. Beautiful.

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UN-MUTE MY TONGUE BY AYANDA MABULU

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Ayanda Mabulu (pictured above) will be on show at the Worldart gallery in November 2010.

Earlier this year, Mabulu was at the centre of a controversy when Truworths refused to show his work at an exhibition organised for artists from Good Hope Art, an organisation providing studio space and marketing for emerging artists. They felt the paintings were too controversial as it compared rightwing political leader Eugene Terreblanche with pigs and made a mockery of apartheid icons like the old South African flag. These paintings can be viewed on this website – just click on his name on the list of artists.

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A STAR IS BORN

Over the last few years, the young Michael Taylor has quietly yet steadily built up a loyal following among the younger section of serious art collectors around the country. With his solo show at Worldart last year sold out within the first few days, Cape Town can now look forward to his 2010 exhibition at the same gallery.

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SO MUCH TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME.

It is no secret that today’s most successful artists do not just create good artworks; they also understand the world of business and excel in fields such as marketing, self-promotion – and beyond. Names like Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons are easy examples to mention here. These artists understand the game.

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GREEN PARKING METERMAN

“I enjoy experimenting and trying out new subjects, methods and styles. The majority of my experiments go unnoticed by galleries, This, I think, is a compliment. Nonetheless, I will continue to experiment and release seminal work.” – Richard Scott.

The quote above appears on p254 of Richard’s book titled Richard Scott that was published in 2005.

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AYANDA MABULU PAINTING IT AS HE SEES IT

I met Ayanda Mabulu a few years ago and liked his work. Six years on, he has progressed into an artist with a confident style and something to say. This article appeared in The Cape Times recently.

Artist barred from exhibition for ‘offensive’ paintings
May 5, 2010

By Aziz Hartley

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MADE IN RSA

‘Made in R.S.A.’ is an exhibition by photographer Dale Yudelman.  Well known for his award-winning and serial convention-flouting style, this series carves out a sinister register of handmade knives found at crime scenes or confiscated during police searches.

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NATIVES AND VISITORS

Arlene Amaler-Raviv will be exhibiting new paintings and drawings at the Worldart gallery in Cape Town from 13 to 28 February. The title of the show is natives and visitors and Arlene has the following to say about it:

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RICHARD SCOTT’S ASSISTANTS TO EXHIBIT OWN WORK

In 2004 Richard Scott decided to set up an art foundation to help other artists. His first step was to employ two assistants, Justin Stationway and Franscois Coetzee. As studio hands they started by learning the basics about preparing Richard’s artworks. As they became confident and skilled, their responsibilities grew and eventually it reached a level where they were given materials and time to create their own paintings.

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SOURCES I: FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

In this ongoing series, Cape Town’s Worldart Gallery celebrates the influence of the fairground environment on Pop Art. Typical elements, such as the distinctive use of typography and the bold application of colour, were appropriated by Pop artists in the 1950’s and 60’s.

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