Walkabout of Erik Laubscher “The Landscapes - a selection of paintings from 1946-2012
Venue: Ebony Curated, 3 Bordeaux Street, Franschhoek
Date: Saturday, 11 November
Cost: Members R100, Non-Members R120, Students R50
“His experience is located in the expanses of the South African landscape where it is possible, as it were, to breathe freely – in his sensory perception of it and on the canvas.”
When Erik Laubscher returned to South Africa in 1950 from France he became known for his “bold use of glowing and resonant colour…and the capacity to absorb the influence of contemporary masters without being mesmerized by their personal idiosyncrasies…”. His still life compositions, in which he acknowledged the influence of Bernard Buffet, were exhibited alongside the works of the more established New Group in Cape Town.
It was during a holiday to Bushman’s River Mouth in 1953 that Laubscher began drawing the local Euphorbia forests and made his first strides towards abstraction by filling in spaces between the foliage with flat planes of pure colour.
This exhibition came together in order to fulfill one of Laubscher’s wishes - a review of his landscapes spanning his career as an artist. Borrowing works from the Iziko South African National Gallery, the Erik Laubscher Trust and other private collections, this exhibition brings together works
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