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South African Artists at Home

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‘This book is not art discourse nor is it a mirror of the country’s art scene. Instead, it offers an insight into the relationship between creating art and the daily life of an artist within their domestic space. Fascinating stuff.’ – VISI

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Description

An artist’s canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed. Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fifteen of South Africa’s most revered artists. Over countless mugs of coffee or glasses of wine, he listened and observed as they spoke about their lives, loves and the way they make their art.

South African Artists at Home takes the reader into some very private spaces, affording us a glimpse of what the artist goes home to at the end of the day. For some, the work space and home space are irrevocably intertwined. For others, home is a sanctuary. Or perhaps it is the studio that is the sanctuary and home is where ‘real life’ happens.

Either way, if you have an interest in art, artists, and the often bizarre way that making art intersects with living life, you’ll find this book intriguing.

Praise for South African Artists at Home: 
‘This book is not art discourse nor is it a mirror of the country’s art scene. Instead, it offers an insight into the relationship between creating art and the daily life of an artist within their domestic space. Fascinating stuff.’ – VISI

‘Anyone who has an interest in the SA art scene will find South African Artists at Home delightful.’ – Country Life

‘It’s a beautiful, thoughtfully compiled book that both you and your visitors will thoroughly enjoy leafing through.’ – Fairlady

‘Filled with vivid photographs, the book is a browser’s delight, but also a fascinating glimpse into the lives of creative, at times eccentric, individuals who rejoice in their own view of the world.’ – Saturday Star

Additional information

Date Published

2015

ISBN

9781432301958

Language

English

Publisher

Specifications

Hardcover, 23x23cm, 192pp