Portfolio

Fragments of Land 2014 to 2016

Solo Exhibition at Grahamstown National Arts Festival in the Trinity Hall.
From 29 June to 10 July 2016
Bretten - Anne Moolman

Synopsis

Motivation
The fragmentation of land due to human impact and territorial positioning is a global phenomenon. The intensity of fragmentation has become exponential due to the growth of the population and the critical need for food production.

The only areas of the landscape that have not been fragmented by humans are remote, inhospitable or infertile. Juxtaposition exists between pockets of intense human activity, and that which humans feel is either out of reach or not worth the effort. This leaves small areas of the natural environment which are in threat of being denuded by humans in the future as the natural resources become less.

Visual Process
The perception of the landscape in the history of South African landscape painting has largely been from eye level, with the horizon line being a dominant component of the picture plane. Foregoing the horizon line the landscape talks of endless land mass and veers more towards abstraction and perceptual diversity for the viewer.

The mark-making process aspires towards speaking the language of visual diversity within the fragmentation of land, and is thus non-representational: an interpretative, abstracted mark, deconstructed and distilled from the representational world. The artworks are inspired by memory, experiences and visual imaginative perception.

Reasoning
Although my concerns for the natural environment are real and it troubles me that humans are so flippant regarding their main resource of life, I cannot divorce myself, as an artist, from the bounty of colour, texture and aesthetic appeal of what I see in fragments of land.

Bretten - Anne Moolman 23 March 2016

(Professional Photography of Artworks by Karl Schoemaker)
Shimmer
Shimmer
Oil on canvas.

Size: 100x100cm
Framed: Yes
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Meiringspoort
Meiringspoort
Oil on board.

Size: 69x89cm
Framed: Yes
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Cradock Vacinity
Cradock Vacinity
Oil on board.

Size: 61x81cm
Framed: Yes
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Graaff Reinet
Graaff Reinet
Oil on canvas.

Size: 90x60cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Bosberg Area
Bosberg Area
Oil on canvas.

Size: 76x60cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
On the way to Lamberts Bay
On the way to Lamberts Bay
Oil on canvas.

Size: 61x63cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Near Samenkomst
Near Samenkomst
Oil on board.

Size: 40x40cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
Oil on canvas.

Size: 30x20cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Swallows return
Swallows return
Oil on canvas.

Size:
Framed: Yes
Available: Not for sale
Date Painted: 2015
Roadtrip
Roadtrip
Oil on board.

Size: 100x80cm
Framed: Yes
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Open Pit Mines
Open Pit Mines
Oil on canvas.

Size: 101x75cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Filtered
Filtered
Oil on board.

Size: 61x91cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Coastal Mist
Coastal Mist
Oil on canvas.

Size: 89x71cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Fragments of Land
Fragments of Land
Oil on board.

Size: 101x50cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Alluvial Valley
Alluvial Valley
Oil on canvas.

Size: 61x61cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Into the Valley
Into the Valley
Oil on canvas.

Size: 60x45cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Secrets
Secrets
Oil on canvas.

Size: 90x25cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Flying high on Polaroid
Flying high on Polaroid
Oil on canvas.

Size: 60x30cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Deep Distance
Deep Distance
Oil on canvas.

Size: 50x25cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Human Encroachment
Human Encroachment
Oil on canvas.

Size: 50x40cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Morning
Morning
Oil on canvas.

Size: 50x40cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Conway Station
Conway Station
Oil on board.

Size: 41x41cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Still
Still
Oil on canvas.

Size: 35x25cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Mistkraal
Mistkraal
Oil on canvas.

Size: 30x40cm
Framed: No
Available: Sold
Date Painted: 2015
Fractal Farmlands
Fractal Farmlands
Oil on canvas.

Size: 30x30cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Thore's Meeting
Thore's Meeting
Oil on canvas.

Size: 76x51cm
Framed: No
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015
Going the Distance
Going the Distance
Oil on board.

Size: 100x76cm
Framed: Yes
Available: Yes
Date Painted: 2015