Evening Sale

Live Virtual Auction, 19 March 2024

Evening Sale

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ZAR 1 258 125
Lot 13
  • Lisa Brice; Untitled V
  • Lisa Brice; Untitled V
  • Lisa Brice; Untitled V

Lot Estimate
ZAR 800 000 - 1 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 1 258 125
Cape Town

About this Item

South African 1968-
Untitled V

signed and dated 2005

oil on canvas
51 by 40,5cm excluding frame; 53,5 by 43 by 6cm including frame


Lisa Brice is a contemporary artist known for her captivating and thought-provoking work, particularly focusing on themes of femininity, identity, and the female gaze. This chilling painting formed part of her exhibition Night Vision in 2006, that showcased her unique style and exploration of these themes.

Through her mastery of paint, Brice invites viewers to embark on a nocturnal journey into the depths of femininity, identity and perception. At the heart of Night Vision lies Brice’s exploration of the female form and through her expressive brushwork and monotone palette, she captures the essence of womanhood in all its complexity. The figure emerges from the darkness, yet, beneath her enigmatic gaze lies a sense of agency and empowerment, challenging traditional notions of femininity and beauty.

Brice’s use of light and shadow is particularly striking, imbuing her works with a sense of mystery and intrigue. In Night Vision, darkness is not merely the absence of light, but a realm teeming with possibility and hidden truths. It is within these murky depths that Brice’s characters come to life, each bearing the weight of their own narrative.

Brice confronts the viewer with questions of perception and perspective. Whose gaze is being depicted, and who holds the power of observation? In works such as Untitled V, the boundary between subject and object is blurred, leaving the viewer to ponder their own role as spectator.

Through her evocative imagery and masterful technique, Brice invites us to peer beyond the surface and into the depths of our own consciousness. In the quietude of the night, her art whispers secrets long forgotten, urging us to embrace the darkness and discover the beauty within.


Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

Private Collection.


Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Lisa Brice / Night Vision, 21 January to 11 February 2006.

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