Humanity’s chasing of complexity where there is none, interrogated in exhibition

By CityLife Arts Writer

His art interrogates the human nature of looking for meaning in concepts that maybe just that, concepts that bear no meaning. The exhibition of conceptual artist Kobus Rossouw, entitled If/When in doubt, opens on Friday, October1, 2021, running till October  23, at the  Association of Art Pretoria  Gallery. The opening is at 6pm till 8pm. 

The artist has an unorthodox yet classical approach to painting and printmaking. The subject matter in his work is mostly superficial, but sometimes explores relationships and how we front our identity. He is an irreverent purist who believes the act of making only finds meaning in the result.

My work is what it is – Marks on canvas. No efforts are made to engineer meaning and influence interpretation. It is, however, capable of adding value to dialogue. The discourse between arbitrariness and meaning. The aim was not pompous grandeur, neither honesty. See what you need or want to. This exhibition consists of oil on linen.”

According to the artist the exhibition is perhaps commenting on humanity’s futile pursuit to obtain certainty within the context of concepts that by their very nature are designed to create ambiguity and complexity, except when it’s not.

..If/When in doubt, opens, opens in the Main Gallery, on Friday 1 October 2021 – 18h00 to 20h00 and will run till October 23, 2021, Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

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