“Everything Ecstatic”

by Georgina Gratrix

Exhibition dares: May 8th – June 19th
Opening Party with the artist:
Saturday May 8th 5-8 pm

Ten Haaf Projects is pleased to announce the exhibition ‘Everything Ecstatic’, a solo show of watercolours on paper by South African artist Georgina Gratrix (1982).

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In Gratrix’s watercolours we are not presented with the grandeur of the ‘real’ ecstatic moment; of love, truth and deeply felt desire so often romantically presented to us. Rather, we are embraced in a world of overloading stimuli and hyper–emotion, where everything we hear, touch and feel is at once democratized and flattened through overexposure.

Gratrix’s brush rescues these otherwise hidden instances of our frantic milieu, revealing single, terrifying and banal instances of everyday life and popular culture.
A skilled colourist and extraordinary sensitive painter, Gratrix paints art, life, jungles, people and celebrities; everything ecstatic.