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Chris Soal

South African 1994- 

Chris Soal is an award-winning, emerging South African artist. Soal’s studio-based practice is sculptural in its output, working with objects and materials in ways which show not only a conceptual engagement with the contexts and histories of the objects but also re-enforce the body as a site for knowledge reception and production.

Soal’s works seek to make a poetic statement through the simplest of means, engaging the viewer’s spatial awareness and perception while challenging societal assumptions of value. Through his use of discarded and mundane ephemera, such as toothpicks and bottle caps, along with concrete, rebar, electric fencing cable, and other industrial materials, Soal’s work intuitively develops the familiar to the point of the uncanny.

Soal’s works can be considered as a social abstraction that is deeply rooted and reflective of having grown up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Foregrounding our current pressing ecological concerns, the artist’s works with toothpicks primarily consider and seek to expose the paradoxical relationship humankind has with nature, that of simultaneous dependence and domination.

Biography courtesy of the artist.

5 lots offered      80.00% sold      ZAR 620 385

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Chris Soal; An Unfolding in Time
28 Feb 2023
Sold for ZAR 199 325
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Chris Soal; The strangeness of being a stranger
24 Oct 2022
Sold for ZAR 300 000
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Chris Soal; If Only We Could Suspend Disbelief
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 79 660
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Chris Soal; Things Might Have Been Different, but They Could Not Have Been Better
17 May 2021
Sold for ZAR 91 040
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Chris Soal; The Heart Reaching beyond the Mind
17 May 2021
Sold for ZAR 250 360
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT