ELIZE VOSSGATTER

BIOGRAPHY

Vossgatter is a process-oriented conceptual painter who works with a range of materials and applications to create charged paintings, installations and sculptural matter.

Her primary focus is the engagement with the pure pigment and its agent, whether it be oil, wax, water, plaster or foreign additives and finding what form this material fusion needs to take based on the social and energetic currents around her.

Despite this constant renewal of painterly structure her sensibility has remained constant: a deep fascination with what it means to be human, and how this constructed humanness exists in relation with our ever-changing natural environment and to each other. Elize's work is a material interrogation into philosophical and psychological mores regarding group consciousness, transformation and accountability.

Presently the artist is based in Germany and is investigating man’s interaction with waste-matter and the accountability to our natural environment. She works with the physical elements of temperature, separation, compression, weight and gravity as formal elements in her art making process, 'setting up relationships between the polarities of natural matter and artificial stimuli.'

 

EDUCATION

1999-2002     

B.A Fine Art University of Cape Town

Major  Painting & Art Theory with distinction

 

2003              

Psychology 1 UNISA

First class pass- discontinued

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      limp, SMITH, Cape Town

2015     In the end we’re all to blameCommune1, Cape Town

2013     Once there was, and once there wasn’t, AVA, Cape Town

2012     SterntalerAVA, Cape Town

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019    Verorten/ Entorten, Projektwohnung, Krudebude, Leipzig

2018    Home for the holidays, Summer Show, Everard Read, CT

2017    ANOTHER ANTIPODES, Freemantle, Australia

2016    Surface and Subtext, Everard Read Gallery, CT

            Open Studios, Art Omi, New York

2015    Summer show, Everard Read gallery, Cape Town

            Two, SMITH gallery, Cape Town

2014    Golden Haze, Salon 91, Cape Town

            Rust en Vrede, Cape Town

2013    Summer show, Casa Labia, Cape Town

            One in a Million, Salon 91, Cape Town

            Archives and Collection, Salon 91, Cape Town

2012    I’d rather be Swimming, Salon 91, Cape Town

            Impressions and Responses, Galerie Miz, Istanbul

           Our Fathers, AVA, Cape Town

2010   Amani Festival of Visual Arts, Khayelitsha

           Vuleka Art competition and exhibition, Belville

           Conceptual Matters & Matters Conceptual,  Heidi Erdman Contemporary, Cape Town

 

ART FAIRS

2016    FNB Art Fair, SMITH gallery, Johannesburg

            Cape Town Art Fair, SMITH gallery, ‘The Conservationist’s Dream’

2015    1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, London, Qubeka Bead Studio

2012    Cape Town Art Fair, AVA gallery

            Joburg Fringe festival, FNB Johannesburg Art Fair

 

ART RESIDENCIES

2017    Pilotenkueche, Leipzig   

2016    Art Omi, Omi, New York

2012    Galeriemiz Istanbul

 

COLLECTIONS

Spier Art Collection, Cape Town

Greenburger Art Collection, Frances Greenburger, New York