As we return to the Investec Cape Town Art Fair for the second year, Eclectica Print Gallery and the Eclectica Team have a lot of growth and experience to look back on in just one year. We are endlessly in awe of the artists we have the privilege of working with, amazed by their development and progression and thankful for being a part of their journey and have them join us on ours.
The Eclectica Galleries each present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates issues that are facing us in a globalised world. At the Eclectica Print Gallery specifically, there is a strong emphasis on the narrative possibilities that print based and editioned mediums offer and we believe that are artists promote this intention.
We stress the importance of promoting emerging artists and are passionate about providing a platform for narratives from and of Africa, by African artists – including the diaspora. We are committed to working alongside our artists to build a positive and strong relationship. Our galleries are all featured on a number of international and local art fairs and we pride ourselves in promoting a strong cohort of artists at each of these. The work we present pushes and explores the boundaries of its genre: testing, blurring and experimenting through interrogation, reflecting what is current, unique, and authentic by locking into cultural discourses and global trends while also remaining universal and timeless.
Each of our artists for this year’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair exhibit with strength and skill, executing work that is both technically challenging and intellectually intricate. From sculptural editions to framed prints, Eclectica Print Gallery is privileged to collaborate with and showcase such an exemplary selection of creators. – Clare Patrick