Fondation Blachere, Apt, France 26 May 2016 - 01 Oct 2016
Installation view, 'Wim Botha : Still life with water' at Fondation Blachere, image credit: Jérémie Pitot. courtesy Galerie Jette Rudolph
For its great summer exhibition, Fondation Blachere welcomes South African artist Wim Botha for a monograph presentation.
Exploring materials and forms, lines and balances in the style of masters of Renaissance, Wim Botha’s work, sometimes delicate and sensitive, sometimes raw and mutilated, draws its strengths from the control of traditional techniques of sculpture, drawing, painting and stages itself in monumental installations. Wood, books, polystyrene, glass, light tube… are so many materials the artist sublimes. A unique and singular approach asserts and re-invent itself in a register original and renewed by forms and techniques. The work is here, disturbing and attractive, marked with mysticism, questioning our fears and desires.
This exhibition is organised with the complicity of European lenders and galleries Michael Stevenson (Cape Town / Johannesburg) and Jette Rudolph (Berlin).