2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Jonathon KasselJohannesburg South Africa
Addressing memories, notions, environments, impressions and unconscious connections emerging as evidence in a perpetual mystery, seeking the essence in the item, presenting reality with an inquest into the archetypal mystic of the subject or that reality, its apparent surface and how it conveys its true nature. Style: obscure, minimalist, oblique, dream-state, avant-garde, approach incorporates all art tactics. Themes dealt with include past prescience and present coincidence, for example, when we come across events and signifiers that become relevant to future events and signifiers, without our intentionally seeking them. Also, the position of art in this situation, does it serve as harbinger, herald or recorder? Working in oil or acrylic, silver, gold and graphite on canvas, charcoal, pencil, silverpoint and gouache on paper, in diverse pieces the artist is concerned with literal and figurative negative space, the limbo of white space and the implications of shadows.