r1.
Untitled

R1,200.00 – R2,800.00

According to the artist known as r1., the streets are the veins of a city. ‘They gather, transport and transform our daily experiences and interactions,’ he says. The urban space in question is Johannesburg, and r1. himself has transformed pockets of this young city’s streets in compelling and memorable ways. In works that are sometimes subtle, sometimes unmissable, r1. takes simple and recognisable geometric symbols and re-establishes them into a new visual language. ‘I work with urban interventions and collect everyday found materials, transforming them and placing them back where they came from, to become a part of the city’s journey,’ he explains. ‘The resulting artwork is tactile, moving within the motion of the cityscape. Like the street, the work finds its meaning once an interaction with the passer-by takes place. Working with processes of transformation, replacement and motion, my role as an artist is that of a mediator… The end result carries conversations, becoming a fragment of the ever changing city’s history.’ In his Untitled print produced for the pictorial nerve series, r1. merges disparate references, from chevron street signs, Piet Mondrian and contemporary African design. The work was produced concurrently to his monumental, 23 x 6 meter installation at August House art studios in End Street, Johannesburg.

Medium: poster print on matt 230gsm paper
Size: image + paper: A2 (42 x 59.4 cm)/ A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm)
Edition: 100 + 10 AP

 

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Pictorial Nerve

pictorial nerve is an ongoing portfolio series conceived and published by offsetculture.art. The series is broadly focussed on visual cultures establishing a bridge between contemporary art, design, illustration, photography and other cultural manifestations. Similarly, the anatomy of the series is imagined as a hybrid of a poster portfolio, a zine, an artist book and an artwork. It is an exploration of printed matter, the beautiful nexus between image and text, and elicits a playful consideration of how this material can exist within and outside traditional art spaces. The first iteration of the series looks at a new zeitgeist that is somewhat comparable with what was loosely called The Pictures Generation in the late 20th Century. At the time, these artists were defined by their layered adaptions, revealing the fabricated nature of images, with an element of frank social commentary. Now, a younger generation with varied cultural references and experience offer a parallel but unstudied cross­ pollination of activity that spans numerous creative disciplines. In addition, the transition from analogue to digital has generated a refreshing, brazen and sometimes lateral approach towards the pictorial, especially in the Global South.

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Paper

Printed on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Printing Process

Digital inkjet printing through Wetink Fine Art.

Framing options

White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

Frame design

All frame profile sizes and mounting options are what we believe work most aesthetically and practically with each print.

Pricing

Artworks are all priced according to each artist’s market, and in relation to the edition size.

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Returns

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Local delivery

1-4 weeks, depending on artwork and framing choices.

International delivery

3-6 weeks, depending on artwork and framing choices.

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