- Kevin Frankental
- Gabrielle Kruger
This two-person exhibition looks at the ways in which natural growth can be explored in photography, painting & installation through patterning, juxtaposition and recontextualisation.
Johannesburg-based Kevin Frankental is both a photographer and designer. He is interested in how one image either adds value or takes away from another, depending on the placement and its context. “Some may seem random,” he comments, “but in one way or another, the one image is always significantto the next. The purpose to connect a memory or emotion to a particular image and in doing so creating a moment of response or reflection.”
Gabrielle Kruger (b. 1993) is a Cape Town-based artist who graduated in 2015 cum Laude with a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently doing her MFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.
The focus of Kruger’s work are the concepts of repetition, accumulation and growth. While repetitive patterns are prevalent in all spheres of art-production, be it a repetitive mark on a piece of paper or the repetitive act of producing an art object, she aims to examine the repetitive trajectory of growing processes in nature as well. Her work often incorporates live plants or processed-based materials, where repeated mark making gradually builds up the surface. The concept of accumulation here is used as a means to link these two terrains.