Detail:  Sun Tree,  drawing on fired clay

Detail: Sun Tree, drawing on fired clay


The Voorkamer Gallery held Georgina Berens' highly successful first solo exhibition in November 2018. Fieldwork was a collection of prints, drawings and ceramics by the artist.

Berens’ lines are sometimes painstakingly precise, sometimes playful. They are tamed into careful representation and then run wild in gentle swirling abstraction. Like a murmuration of birds, the lines meet and move as one – then scatter and swoop. The subject matter is as elusive and emotional as a Rorschach test. The work reflects upon that moment of interpretive magic while ones eyes adjust to the light or when just on the brink of wakefulness.

Born in 1992, Georgina is a printmaker living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in 2016 and received the Matthew Somers Memorial Prize in 2014. This year Georgina collaborated with master printer Mark Attwood at The Artists' Press in Mpumalanga and in October 2017, she travelled to the Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre in Jyväskylä, Finland for a residency. She has taken part in several group shows and art fairs.

Fieldwork, Georgina Berens
The Voorkamer Gallery 
Chandler House
53 Church St. Cape Town
Saturday 3 November - 30 November 2018

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