Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction
  • Matthew Hindley; Diamond Diamond, Shinin' Shinin', diptych
  • Matthew Hindley; Diamond Diamond, Shinin' Shinin', diptych
  • Matthew Hindley; Diamond Diamond, Shinin' Shinin', diptych


Lot Estimate
ZAR 200 000 - 250 000

About this Item

South African 1974-
Diamond Diamond, Shinin' Shinin', diptych
each signed and dated 2011 on the reverse
oil on linen
200 by 400cm excluding frame

Notes

‘Diamond Diamond Shinin’ Shinin’ was originally painted for my show at Solo Projects, Basel 2011. For me, it is a particularly successful work because of its interplay between abstraction and figuration, creating a definite sense of space and depth through loose painterly marks upon solid black. When viewed from up close, the work dissolves into abstraction, but take a step back and the figuration comes to the fore. I also loved painting the reflections as they allowed me to further extend this back-and-forth.

The blackness creates a timeless, liminal space; it is not quite a night scene due to the illumination of the figures. As a result of the garden location, the work creates the impression of an Eden-like setting. The scene is in fact set in Cape Town’s Company Gardens, a place I spent a lot of my childhood in and which evokes some of my earliest childhood memories. I think that there is an element of the innocence of these memories, which somehow transmits through the work.’

Matthew Hindley

Provenance

Stephan Welz & Co, Cape Town, 1 October 2013, lot 395.

Exhibited

The Solo Project, Basel, Matthew Hindley, 2011.

iArt, Cape Town, An Everlasting Once, 23 February to 23 March 2011.

 

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