Jeanne Gaigher

Jeanne Gaigher is an exciting young artist from Cape Town whose debut solo show Club is opening at SMITH gallery this week. i first saw her work at a group exhibition earlier this year, and Anton and i immediately bought a piece: this painting that you can see in our study – our first grown up art purchase.

Jeanne has a unique method of painting on layers of scrim, a gauze like cotton textile that’s often used in making curtains. so some of her pieces have qualities of both painting and textiles, which i find really interesting.

When I paint I think of the etching workshops I attended at university. I apply paint layer upon layer – but not as systematic. Painting gives me freedom to weave together everything I want the audience to be part of. It can take on any shape. Without physically seeing the paint around me in a whole, my process feels transparent and non-existing. Paint ends up being my documentary film.

Club will run from 20 August to 19 September at SMITH. find them at 56 Church Street, Cape Town.

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9 Comments

  1. I always love your artwork posts, but this one is outstanding! Her way of arranging colours and shapes is brilliant.

    • i don’t think it’s rude, i am just being honest. when i say it’s not my flavour it means it’s not to my taste – but that doesn’t mean the paintings aren’t good, or that the painter is not talented, or that other people won’t love them.

  2. These are wonderful- thanks for introducing them. I know that blogging can sometimes feel like talking to a crowd you can’t see- just want to let you know that I read your blog regularly and always love it.
    Gwyneth
    Brooklyn NY

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