19th Century, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art
Live Virtual Auction, 28 June 2022
In/Tangible: South African Abstract ArtAbout 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).
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About this Item
signed and dated 20
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.
Pat Mautloa is recognised as one of the pioneers of modernist painting in South Africa. His central theme is the study of life around him, particularly the street life of Johannesburg around his downtown studio. He works largely in painting, drawing, and printmaking, but often finds inspiration in the creation of new art from the refuse and discarded objects of the city of Johannesburg’s urban culture. These encounters and objects feature in his paintings and sculptures; characteristically depicted with bright colours, incisive abstraction, and fine draughtsmanship. Mautloa has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions and his work is included in numerous public and private art collections. In 2019, he was honoured with the Helgaard Steyn Award for painting, which is presented to artists who exemplify a high level of artistic achievement and innovative leadership over an extended period of time.