Emerging Painting Invitational

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Emerging Painting Invitational Prize
About the Session

The Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent and to create new opportunities for engagement with art and art centres in Africa for local and international collectors, art professionals and general audiences.

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.


  • Paul Wallington; Wrestler


Lot Estimate
ZAR 16 000 - 18 000

About this Item

South African 1993-
Wrestler
2021
oil on canvas
90 by 80cm

Notes

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Paul Wallington received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, in 2019. He works predominantly with oil paint. His earlier work drew inspiration from South African literature and poetry, and his paintings mirrored many of the issues which dominated stories coming out of a transforming South Africa. More recently his work has focused on the inner workings of his studio, finding inspiration in the debris of magazines, films, books or collages. This mess of pop cultural references are consumed, digested and regurgitated onto the canvas, changing its form and meaning. Wallington is interested in the relationship between fiction and reality and the ways in which transposing an image onto the canvas creates new possibilities with different meanings. His paintings have strong visual links to artists such as Francis Bacon and Francisco Goya.

The artist lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Provenance

This lot is the work of one of the 16 finalists of the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) 2022. This is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.

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