Louis de Villiers formerly known as Skullboy with “Sacred Currency” and Kylie Wentzel with “SWEAT” at the Kalashnikovv Gallery”. The exhibition is on from 30 November to 18 December.
This exhibition is very edgy and energetic. In the artist statement Louis de Villiers says that he “explores the idea of social value through brand hieroglyphics and product placement”. His graphic design training is evident in his work.
As you walk in you are faced with two hanging painted pieces of cardboard with graffitti-like slogans in the same colours as the art-works on the walls.
These works by Louis de Villiers.
“The Amazon is Burning and Everything is Fine” Oil marker, acrylic, pencil and gold leaf on Fabriano.
This series called “Clout Vessel” is oil marker, acrylic, pencil on Fabriano paper. The imaged are intense as is the blue colour.
These three “Marks of Innitiation”, “Body so Good it Hurt” and “New Deal” are all oil marker, acrylic, pencil and gold leaf on Fabriano.
“Flex n Flora” by Louis de Villiers is a 2-colour screen-print with spray-paint on Fabriano. An edition of 40.
The following are by Kylie Wentzel
And then the DRIP DRIP series of spraypainted tee shirts by Louis de Villiers. All Xtra large
As the exhibition closes on the 18th of December go and see it now.
Her artist statement:
SWEAT WASHES UP
FOLLOWING THE TRAILS
OF POLYPHONIC RINGTONES,
HOT FRUIT SITS
HIDDEN TO WHITE EYES
ROLLING IN PURSUIT
OF A TURNED GREEN LIGHT,
FLEA MARKET WITCHES
PIERCE LEATHER & FLESH
CHANTING THE SAME SONGS
OF CORNER ANGELS IN MESH,
IN PERMANENT MARKER
CLUTCH THE CRUMBLING WALLS
THEY VOWED TO CLING TO,
BETWEEN PIGEONS & PACKETS
PERCH SUN-SPOTTED PARIAHS
THAT COLLECT THE SPIT
OF PAVEMENT MESSIAHS,
WARM PISS POTIONS
IN BLANK BOTTLES
WINKING IN THE SUN
HOPING TO PASS AS PERFUME.
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