Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022About the Session
Strauss & Co's latest live virtual sale takes place on Tuesday 28 June 2022 and includes three sessions of fine art, including a session devoted entirely to Abstract Art created in South Africa. The 308 lots available to browse, bid and buy in these curated sessions include prints, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and books.
This special focus session include prints, portfolios, works on paper, paintings, and sculptures, by local artists working in a broad array of Abstract styles (lots 201-299).
To conclude the sale, Strauss & Co is proud to support established artist Jill Trappler’s latest initiative, The Orange Art Project (OAP). OAP introduces children and youth in foster homes throughout the Western Cape to creativity, arts and crafts through a network of diverse professional artists to assist in educational and social development. Local artists and organisations such as Sam Nhlengethwa, LL Editions, Lwando Dlamini and Pat Mautloa have donated artwork to raise funds for this worthy cause (lots 302-308).
About this Item
The sale of the present lot is to support, The Orange Art Project (OAP). OAP is a project for social coherence, education, and creativity using visual arts and crafts. OAP introduces children and youth in foster homes throughout the Western Cape to creativity, arts, and crafts through a network of diverse professional artists to assist in educational and social development.
Since graduating in 2017 with a Diploma in Fine Art from the Ruth Prowse School, Lwando Dlamini has been active in the emerging art community in South Africa. He was amongst the young emerging visual artists who were selected to be part of the RMB talent unlocked-programme in association with both the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) and the Assemblage at the 2019 Turbine Art Fair. Dlamini has participated in group shows at the FNB Joburg Art Fair in 2018, was awarded the 2018 David Koloane award from the Bag Factory Artist Studios, and attended the Artist Career Boot-Camp in association with the National Arts Council. Also in 2018, Dlamini made it to the semi-finals of the prestigious Absa L’atelier Art competition.
In his practice, Dlamini uses his fascination with pigments of oil paints and mixed media as an opportunity to explore the sensibility and vulnerability of the human body, the crippled township living, the injustice of police brutality, and society as a whole. He stitches together these subject matters, in essence, to bring awareness about the broken body, with particular focus on memory loss. These topics stem from his own personal experiences of illness, violent bodily harm, and near-death experiences.