Art Exhibition Embodied Reflections: Exploring Portraiture Beyond Tradition – Written By Linde Kriel
Secunda, South Africa – The Living Gallery @ Lake Umuzi is proud to announce “Embodied Reflections,” an innovative exhibition curated by the acclaimed artist Linde Kriel. This exhibition promises to challenge conventional notions of portraiture, showcasing a diverse array of mediums from printmaking to sculpture. Set to run from March 2nd to March 30th, 2024, with an opening event on March 2nd at 10 am, “Embodied Reflections” will feature the works of over 15 emerging artists who are poised to redefine the boundaries of their respective fields.
As a final year Fine Arts student at the University of the Free State and an award-winning artist in his own right, Linde Kriel brings a unique perspective to the curation of this exhibition. “We aim to challenge the viewer’s perception of portraiture by presenting works that delve into the complexities of identity and representation. Each piece invites the audience to engage in a dialogue about the fluid nature of the self”.
The exhibition will serve as a platform for emerging talents, many of whom have already garnered recognition for their contributions to the arts. With a focus on pushing the boundaries of traditional mediums, visitors can expect to encounter a rich range of artistic expression, from exploratory printmaking techniques to thought-provoking sculptures.
“We are thrilled to showcase the works of these promising artists,” says Linde. “Their fresh perspectives and innovative approaches exemplify the spirit of contemporary art. ‘Embodied Reflections’ invites audiences to embark on a journey of introspection and discovery.”
“Embodied Reflections” will be open to the public at The Living Gallery @ Lake Umuzi, offering visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a world where portraiture transcends its conventional boundaries.