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blank projects: JAN-HENRI BOOYENS - SAVE IT TILL THE MORNING AFTER - 6 June 2013 to 6 July 2013

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6 June 2013 to 6 July 2013

blank projects
113-115 Sir Lowry road
Woodstock
Cape Town
South Africa
Africa
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Jan-Henri Booyens. Ruins of her former self. 2013
Oil on canvas
200 x 170cm


Artists in this exhibition: Jan-Henri Booyens


JAN-HENRI BOOYENS
SAVE IT TILL THE MORNING AFTER

06/06/2013 - 06/07/2013

blank projects is proud to host the fifth solo exhibition of critically acclaimed painter Jan-Henri Booyens.

Booyens' work is often described in terms of a struggle between the representational and abstract, the rational and chaotic. An affinity and critical engagement with Modernism is coupled with his relationship to the South African landscape, both social and physical.

For his latest work, Booyens has affected subtle iconographic shift from forms that allude of the art historical 'landscape' to those of the 'still life'. Booyens’s flower like-forms explode in abstract compositions and assemblages of studio detritus, where form and colour fracture and falter in 70s impasto kitch, Stella stripes, colour supernovas and jpeg disintegration.

Booyens has been described as "a forerunner of a new kind of formalism in local art"¹. Born in Johannesburg in 1980, he lives and works between Cape Town and Pretoria. He studied at the Durban Institute of Technology and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, and currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Stellenboosch. Booyens is also one-third of the infamous artist collective Avant Car Guard. His work is part of numerous collections, including the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris. Solo exhibitions include 'The Matt Sparkle' (Whatiftheworld, Cape Town 2008), 'People Used To Dream About The Future' (artSPACE Berlin 2009) and 'Tectonic' (Whatiftheworld, Cape Town 2010). His previous show at blank, 'Strange Days', was held in April 2012.

¹Mary Corrigall, 2012, 'Pulling Things Apart: Jan-Henri Booyens'.


blank projects

113-115 Sir Lowry road, Woodstock, Cape Town
Jonathan Garnham +27 72 1989 221
Pierre Fouché +27 72 507 5951
info@blankprojects.com
www.blankprojects.com

Gallery opening hours: Tue-Fri: 10:00-16:30, Sat: 10:00-13:00.
Closed on Mondays & public holidays.

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