(1971 – )

Sal Price
Contemporary
Overview

I created this collection of work during a period of global uncertainty and change. As the artist, the meaning was created within the moment’s creativity and represents a flow of global, local and personal consciousness. The impressions made over these moments shift over time, allowing myself and the viewer to develop a playful dialogue with the images.

The works begin with fast and loose marks that lead to the opening of a dance of sorts that begins to forge their unintentional path. Gradually, as we become familiar with each other, the narrative begins. Without knowing which next steps we take, we start to make sense of the possibilities of direction as an improvised theme develops and matures. The stories that emerge weave subtle commentaries that may mean something different to each person who observes them. Although the content and subject matter for my paintings and drawings are not always exceptionally light, the works are bright and colourful. They offer the viewer a way to engage in the images in a very personal and imaginative way.

The new collection of 2022 paintings, with reference to Hogarth’s Rakes Progress, gave me the starting points  as I found social commentary very evocative of and relevant to our current social ills. Through working with colour and line, I have created both whimsical and intriguing works, offering the viewer an array of images to delight in, or fright in.

Education

1990 – 1997 

Studied fine art at Rhodes University: majoring in painting and art history.

Exhibitions

2023

Sunny Side Up, Group exhibition, Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa

2022
New Day Spring Group Exhibition, Graham contemporary, Johannesburg
Group exhibition, CVD, East London
Group exhibition, Ann Bryant, East London
Group exhibition, Galleryone11, Cape Town
Solo exhibition, Galleryone11, Cape Town

Achievements

2022
Works selected for the Sasol New Signatures competition

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