We are pleased to announce our participation at Investec Cape Town Art Fair. The fair will run from 17 February - 19 February 2023. Bode will present the artists Patrick Alston, Alteronce Gumby, Deborah Segun, and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga. You are welcome to visit us at booth A9.
Patrick Alston (b. 1991, New York, NY, US) grew up in the South Bronx of New York. Alston attended Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN, US, studying Art and Psychology. His painting practice focuses on gesture and materiality. Through abstraction, his work forms a reflection on socio-politics, identity, language and the psychology of color. His re-contextualized subjects, rich and complex compositions are expressed through gestural mark making and the combination of various materials. In his work, the artist draws on the relation between image and language. The selection of his titles plays a crucial role within the artist’s process. Comparing the abstraction of painting to Black English Vernacular as a form of language abstraction, Patrick Alston investigates different forms of language, understanding and perception.
Alteronce Gumby (b. 1985) graduated from Yale University's MFA program where he was awarded the Robert Reed Memorial Scholarship. He has a BFA from Hunter College (NY) and completed a year-long residency as the Harriet Hale Woolley scholar at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. His work explores the visual and societal references of color and form and such as the opportunities within experimentation. Alteronce Gumby's paintings subvert traditional understandings of light and color through the nuanced application of glass and oil paint on panel. This unique crafting technique stems from the artist‘s concern of constantly redefining color and materialities’ meaning and connotations. Gumby configures works in a jigsaw pattern, reconstructing chromatic spectrums of color, line, experience and spatiality. Besides being strongly influenced by established African-American artists, he abandons traditional formalistic techniques to push the spatial boundaries of color, light, darkness and form.
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga (b. 1997 in Democratic Republic of the Congo) trained as an artist at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg. She has participated in a variety of exhibitions which includes her solo exhibition In The Becoming at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2022). She has taken part in group exhibitions at international galleries such as Bill Brady Gallery, Miami (2021); exhibition Liminality in infinite spaces curated by Azu Ngwaghugo (2020); The Artroom Gallery (2020), among others. Mulanga has also been recognised for her work by the Normal Sovereign African Art Prize (2023); The British Fashion Council’s New wave Creatives and collaborated with Fashion House Gucci, to reimagine the iconic Diana Tote Bag (2022). Cinthia Sifa Mulanga lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa where she is supported and advised by Latitudes Online.