Artist, Corné Eksteen, captures the NEXUS of his sitter in an exhibition of multiple portraits at StateoftheART Gallery, which opens on 07 March 2019.
In contemporary culture the term ‘nexus’ is often used to indicate links or associations between groups, objects or abstract concepts. Eksteen examines this link in his double and multiple portraits of sitters who occupy a singular space: each rendered in a minimal palette of blue, black and brown.
Collectively these works explore links between the sitter, the artist and finally the viewer in search of the nexus of their combined experience.
Corné Eksteen Biography
Corné Eksteen currently lives and works in Durban. One of South Africa’s finest figurative painters, Eksteen is renowned for his large scale confrontational portraits which capture the physical appearance as well as the state of mind, of his sitter. The artist has participated in numerous solo, group and two person exhibitions both nationally and internationally. NEXUS is the artist’s second solo exhibition with StateoftheART, following OTHERNESS in 2017.
WHERE: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: 07 – 23 March Opening reception 07 March from 6 – 8pm I Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 till 14:00.
INFO: contact Jennifer Reynolds I E firstname.lastname@example.org I T 061 129 1899
For those unable to attend in person, the exhibition may be viewed online at StateoftheART