ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

JONTY HURWITZ

Born 1969, Johannesburg The Binge Thinking Collection is my study on the physics of how we perceive space.

Each piece is the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and draws upon a unique way in which our brains interpret the spacial information they receive. I usually start by expressing a concept using mathematical tools, often involving billions of calculations and many months of preparation. I then explore ways to manifest these formulae in the physical world.

Each piece is both an engineering and artistic challenge. The mediums I have worked with are perspex, steel, resin, powder, copper and acrylic.

YIN QINGFENG

Yin Qing Feng is a young artist born in 1985 in Dandong, which is in the Liaoning province. He graduated from the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts Studio in 2008.

Yin Qing Feng has an enquiring eye, he looks at order and repetition, he sees man-made destruction and decay as well as natural beauty and asymmetrical patterns. Take for example his stack of trashed cars, which appears in a sepia tone, like an aging photograph, is beautifully rendered in a soft focus. Likewise a stack of used wedding chairs, chaotically assembled yet having an intriguing and clever composition.

Both the cars and chairs have had their use, their moment in time and now appear as something else.
This play on the past combined with a blurry photorealism brings to mind the work of the great German painter – Gerhard Richter.

TESSA SCHACK

Tessa Schack was born in South Africa and has lived in Europe for over 50 years, rst in France and more recently in Portugal. In France she carved a career in media and advertising spanning 30 years which paved the way for her passion of photography. Tessa has always loved the African bush and the wildlife that adorn the natural landscapes, so it was a natural step for her to venture there with her camera.

Over the last three years Tessa has visited South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Kenya, capturing the wildlife; sometimes in stationary and tranquil moments and others busy, full of charged energy with huge herds in movement. She visited Kenya in the Massai Mara in September 2016 to photograph the migration of the wildebeest and other wildlife shown in this exhibition.

When not behind the lens Tessa Schack can be found passing her time with her second passion, painting wildlife, portraits, and landscapes. She now lives in the Algarve where she is back behind the lens shooting the beautiful landscapes, sunsets and sunrises. Tessa adores this part of the world with it’s rich culture and daily life. Her own life is as full and colourful as her images, she seldom stops and is already planning for the next trip to her beloved Africa.

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