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Luminaries of the KRONE x WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery Artist Residency Programme

The KRONE x WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery is home to an Artist Residency Programme, which has seen several (very) talented local artists since its inception. Take a journey through the minds and works of these luminaries.
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Morné Visagie was our first artist in residence. Morné’s master exhibition The Last Colour to Fade, was hosted by Krone and WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery. “The time spent at Twee Jonge Gezellen was bliss. Time away from a busy social life, work, other projects, and the general city life, gave me time to properly focus on my research, writing and to reflect on what the essence of this body of work was or had become. It was your picture perfect “artist residency” out in the country, with flowing Cap Classique!”
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Sanell Aggenbach
“Art is born in the mental space of freedom and this particular rural setting offered me the physical space to roam at will so very far from the city, especially at night. ” Sanell Aggenbach’s work deals primarily with the intersection of history and private narratives by considering the process of recall and interpretation.
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Maja Marx
“When I was offered this opportunity, it was interesting to think how making would be facilitated by a space like this: there’s a strong language of things being produced here. There’s a theme of the ‘slow process’- the landscape, the growing, the fermentation, that whole transcription really, of one material, into another.” Maja is a South African contemporary proponent of abstract art; approaching painting as an optical activation of surface. She has featured in both South African and international exhibitions.
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Shakil Solanki
“It’s just been incredible to wake up and have these verdant gardens spread out in front of me. There’s nothing quite like being able to actually sit and make a drawing from what you are seeing in front of you. I think I’ve neglected that over the past year or so. And being able to actually draw and paint from the environment around me is really very special.” Shakil Solanki completed his undergraduate degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2019, and is currently based in Cape Town, practising as an artist, working primarily within the mediums of paintings and printmaking.
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Asemahle Ntlonti
“Being in a quiet space and having to travel back into the city life allowed me to be conscious of my body in both surroundings and hopefully it reflected in the work I produced when I was there.” Asemahle Ntlonti calls Engcobo, Mqonci in the Eastern Cape her home. She graduated from the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, where she majored in sculpture. Complementary to this she was also part of a performance collective called iQhiya. Her work is performance, sculpture and recently painting.
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Jeanne Gaigher
“When I arrived here I felt that I could take this moment and spend time in the cottage just drawing and reflecting.” Jeanne Gaigher creates an illusory sense of movement in her mixed-media artworks by painting with fluid brushstrokes and by attaching layers of semi-transparent painted scrim to her canvases, giving the impression that the shapes in her works are bursting forth into the third dimension. She begins her sculptural paintings by creating a background, and then adds fabric elements that either enhance the imagery or conceal it, creating a sort of ghostly presence on her paintings’ surfaces.
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Find out more about the KRONE x WHATIFTHEWORLD Artist Residency Programme here.

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