As the title Poolside suggests, most of the works in this collection by Mila Posthumus have water as a central theme, conjuring up sun soaked swimming pools, retro resort living and midnight skinny dips.
“I wanted these paintings to have a joyful slant, and it is difficult not to be happy around a swimming pool. Something happens to people when they are close to water, a certain lightness, and I wanted to capture that.” – Mila Posthumus
Mila Posthumus Biography
Mila Posthumus grew up in Cape Town and currently lives and works on a farm in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries across the country.
The South African landscape, in particular the city and town-scape, was central in her earlier work, but in recent years her focus has shifted toward portraiture and paintings with a decidedly narrative slant. One of the artist’s evocative works can be seen in the permanent collection at the War Museum of the Boer Republic in Bloemfontein.
WHAT: Poolside | a solo exhibition by Mila Posthumus
WHERE: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
WHEN: 04 – 20 April 2019 HOURS: Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 till 13:00.
For those unable to attend in person, the exhibition may be viewed online at StateoftheART. Short intro video
INFO: Jennifer Reynolds E: Jennifer@stateoftheart-gallery.com T: 061 129 1899 Visit