Get to see this collaborative exhibition featuring; Klaus Tiedge, Sandy Mclea, and Martin Osner, at Shop 14A, Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, de Waterkant.
KLAUS TIEDGE: Pride of Africa is an anthology that presents a clear break from documentary wildlife photography. In this series, the animals play as important a role in the images as the environments that they inhabit. Tiedge often composes his images against dramatic backdrops, creating breathtaking scenes which portray a certain fictional quality.
Through taking advantage of the “modern digital darkroom”, this artist has successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography. This year he will be unveiling his new collection at his second exhibition in March, where signed limited edition Giclée prints on German Etching will be available for purchase in four different sizes.
SANDY MCLEA: A young, up-and-coming artist has broken new boundaries with his latest work, Seascape on Eden. Using a self-made box camera with a pinhole for a lens, Mclea photographed moody coastlines in the Channel Islands and Cape Town.
Embracing the distortion, lack of detail and vignetting that this historic yet classical type of photography delivers, he exposed broody compositions onto analogue film and then, after processing, enlarged them onto metallic paper. These limited edition photographs have such an authentic feel to them! They portray complex subjects in a very simplistic manner.
MARTIN OSNER: Over the past thirty years Osner has walked a path of self discovery, a journey that has refined a relaxed a tentative consciousness in his work. Photography holds an undeniable sense of realism to the artist, a modern correlation that he feels is easy for the viewer to associate with. Intently concentrating on symmetry, pattern and texture, he has photographed an engaging body of work captured in a Ghost Town in Namibia. Soft, muted tones, in contrast to weathered texture are the underlying theme to the exhibit.
A masterful transformation of a complex subject transformed into simple art realism, using a lens and light as the expressive substitute for paint and brushes. For this exhibition he will present large photo-realistic prints that are a sight to behold.
Exhibition runs until April 10th, 2012
For more info – visit www.martinosner.com/