Online-Only Auction, 22 - 29 November 2021About the Session
Strauss & Co is proud to collaborate with Sanlam Private Wealth Bakusasa Trust and master contemporary ceramicist and co-founder of Imiso Ceramics, Andile Dyalvane, whose one-of-a-kind ceramic artworks will be featured in this session. In keeping with his ethos of camagu (gratitude), all Dyalvane’s work features a signature line that reminds him of his responsibility to leave a footprint for the next generation. The proceeds of the ‘For Generations to Come’ session will go toward supporting the artist’s former school in his home village in Qobo Qobo in the Eastern Cape, Ngobozana Primary School.
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About this Item
In the present lot Andile Dyalvane seeks to transport you through the echoing passages of a moving, breathing, rhythmic earth.
As a young boy, Dyalvane found his heart’s song playing and moulding clay oxen along and within the corridors of ‘Bizani’(meaning - Who/What are you calling?) a name attributed to an area where hills met at a murky river carving through the valley - the call of one’s voice. Reverberating off the walls of eroded clay dongas (crevices) and paths collapsed from the wedging of cattle hooves that drummed across time - between Ngobozana and eNdlovini villages in the Eastern Cape. Dyalvane began to recognise the elation induced from singing to the earth, clay at his fingertips.
It whips the imagination into dancing with ideas of one’s own memories of feeling the earth under bare feet, inspecting the power and resilience of roots, trees and the many intricate biospheres of a spinning, shifting, curving, tearing, crashing, rising and falling clay dermis – in a constant vortex of cyclical regeneration from within. Every detail pulls you into the phenomenal tension of time layered dimensions.
Dyalvane dances with swift, pulsating intention when creating these impressed footprints of motion, in his Cape Town studio.
The proceeds of the present lot will go toward supporting the artist’s former school in his home village in Qobo Qobo in the Eastern Cape, Ngobozana Primary School.
GFI (Gutsche Family Investments), GFI Ceramic Fair, 4 April – 5 May 2019, Port Elizabeth.