2008-MAGIC Sex Death

magic |ˈmajik| – sex |seks| – death |deθ|

This body of work is an analysis of the self, myself.

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The title for this show was stolen from a documentary on Pablo Picasso. It put forward the notion that magic, sex and death are the great themes of life and thus, the great themes in (Picasso’s) art. This exhibition is about my life, my great themes. It is a combination of self-therapy and diagnosis and continues from the mortality works of late last year, which began with the concept of the death of immortality. The work discusses a personal meditation on life in an attempt to describe the experience through painting in order to infect others by my existence.

The Poe and Bacon paintings are a side-glance from my work on self-therapy; they focus on the darker side of human nature, the creative mind and the narrow valley between genius and insanity.

The Kahlo works are an ode to the vigilant pursuit of self-expression despite the fundamental realities of one’s physical-health. A gift of lessons in self-therapy.

In a bid to definitively describe this state of mind, my vision is an amalgam of abstraction and representation, a play between what is imagined and dreamt versus what is real and exists.

‘Art: the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’
Edgar Allan Poe

“The results are powerful with images that seem to hover somewhere between what is imagined and dreamt versus what is real and exists by mixing exceptional drawing skills with a bold use of composition.”

  • Timor mortis conturbat me/ The fear of death confounds me 2008
  • Take thy beak from out my heart 2008
  • Frida's gift 2008
  • Queen of hearts 2008
  • Through the veil of the soul 2008
  • Francis (Caged) 2008
  • And there she was.. 2008
  • ..looking at me, looking at her 2008
  • She was only a memory (series) 2008
  • She was only a memory (series) 2008
  • She was only a memory (series) 2008
  • She was only a memory (series) 2008
  • She was only a memory (series) 2008
  • The unnamed feeling 2008
  • The birth of mortality 2008
  • Magic. Sex. Death. - Magazine ad
  • Timor mortis conturbat me/ The fear of death confounds me 2008

    Timor mortis conturbat me/ The fear of death confounds me 2008

    acrylic, graphite and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    150 × 180 cm
    Private collection

  • Take thy beak from out my heart 2008

    Take thy beak from out my heart 2008

    graphite, ink, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    180 × 150 cm
    Private collection

  • Frida's gift 2008

    Frida's gift 2008

    graphite, ink, acrylic and oil on poly-cotton
    150 × 120 cm
    Private collection

  • Queen of hearts 2008

    Queen of hearts 2008

    graphite, ink, acrylic. oil and gold leaf on poly-cotton
    150 × 100 cm
    Private collection

  • Through the veil of the soul 2008

    Through the veil of the soul 2008

    graphite, ink, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    75 × 75 cm
    Private collection

  • Francis (Caged) 2008

    Francis (Caged) 2008

    acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    150 × 120 cm
    Private collection

  • And there she was.. 2008

    And there she was.. 2008

    graphite, onk, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    150 × 180 cm
    Private collection

  • ..looking at me, looking at her 2008

    ..looking at me, looking at her 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    150 × 120 cm
    Private collection

  • She was only a memory (series) 2008

    She was only a memory (series) 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on canvas on board
    30 × 30cm
    Private collection

  • She was only a memory (series) 2008

    She was only a memory (series) 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on canvas on board
    30 × 30cm
    Private collection

  • She was only a memory (series) 2008

    She was only a memory (series) 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on canvas on board
    30 × 30cm
    Private collection

  • She was only a memory (series) 2008

    She was only a memory (series) 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on canvas on board
    30 × 30cm
    Private collection

  • She was only a memory (series) 2008

    She was only a memory (series) 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on canvas on board
    30 × 30cm
    Private collection

  • The unnamed feeling 2008

    The unnamed feeling 2008

    graphite, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotton
    120 × 180 cm
    Private collection

  • The birth of mortality 2008

    The birth of mortality 2008

    graphite, ink, pencil, acrylic and oil glaze on poly-cotoon
    180 × 240 cm
    Collection of the artist

  • Magic. Sex. Death. - Magazine ad

    Magic. Sex. Death. - Magazine ad

    Jugglers Art Space
    April 4 – 26 2008