Laurinda Belcher, a painter based in Paarl, creates little stories with concealed elements through her intuitive art-making process. Her inspiration is drawn from the playful nature of her inner child and changing the perspective of domestic objects such as curtains, duvet covers and the morning sun’s light and shadow. Belcher’s paintings depict a private world within the seemingly mundane, using acrylic paint and mixed media on canvas. Previously a preschool teacher in Hanoi, Belcher’s interest in psychology and the impact of childhood trauma on adult perception informs her work’s whimsical and dark nature. Through her painting practice, she aims to express the innermost thoughts and feelings that words often fail to capture. The narrative structure of her works is influenced by her fascination with folklore and superstitions, allowing her to explore the covert human psyche.
2023 Optimal Vibration, Group Exhibition, Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg
2021 Regarding Winter, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town. 2020 – A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon Ninety One, Cape Town
2019 Vers en VlamSuidoosterfees, Artscape Centre, Cape Town;Muurblom/Wallflower, Woordfees, Stellenbosch
2018 The Return of Persephone Part III, Imibala Gallery, Cape Town;Stargarden, Platform 13 Gallery, Fishhoek; Summer Group Show, The Boutique Gallery, Franschoek
2017 Noir, Daniel Kok Gallery, Hermanus; Group Exhibition, SIA Gallery, Woodstock Foundry; Summer Group Exhibition, The Boutique Gallery, Franschoek and Camps Bay;Dis die Blou, Daniel Kok Gallery, Hermanus.
2013 2nd Open Group Exhibition, Workroom Four, Hanoi, Vietnam.