New Breed winners’ artwork on show

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Three of the four winners of the New Breed Art Competition 2018 are from the left: Xola Sello, Petra Schutte and Nkululeko Nkebe. Katleho Mogoera was absent when the picture was taken. PHOTO: EYE POETRY PHOTOGRAPHY

If innovative new art pieces by young up-and-coming artists are your cup of tea, then you might want to visit the new exhibition by the four winners of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys’ New Breed Art Competition 2019.

A remarkable body of new artworks by each of the four winners is now on show in the foyer of Phatshoane Henney Attorneys’ offices at 35 Markgraaff Street, Bloemfontein.

The public is welcome to view the exhibition on weekdays between 08:00 and 17:00. The exhibition runs until 23 August 2019. According to a statement by Phatshoane Henney, the exhibition, which forms part of the prize offering of the competition, comprises a total of 19 works in a variety of mediums by Nkululeko Nkebe (overall winner), Katlego Mogoera (runner-up and Public Choice Award winner), and Merit Award winners Petra Schutte and Xola Sello.

“In the run-up to the exhibition each artist was closely mentored by Pauline Gutter, well-known artist, and Karen Brusch, founder of the Free State Art Collective. And it shows – the development and growth these already talented artists have undergone, is clear for all to see”, reads the statement.

During the opening of the exhibition Sam Moleko, director of Phatshoane Henney and spokesperson for the competition, only had praise for the dedication each artist showed in putting the exhibition together.

“For months on end, these talented artists have conceptualised, worked, prepared and created the exceptional body of artworks that you see here tonight. They have lost weight, explored new mediums, wrestled with their concepts, and slaved away at their creations to ensure that the winners who walked away from the competition last year, have now come back even bolder, stronger and more purposeful,” said Moleko.

All exhibited artworks are for sale, and more information can be found under the ‘exhibitions’ page at www.newbreedart.co.za.

Pieter Delport
pieterd@mahareng.co.za