Andrzej Urbanski preparing artworks for his exhibition MINDGAMES

The team are excited to introduce a selection of new pages you can look forward to in each issue from now on. As seen in our #IDEAS101 Issue (on shelf Monday), Monique du Preez of SALON 91 lets us know her expert opinion on artists to keep an eye on, and whose work you should be buying.

One of the artists featured is Andrzej Urbanski whose exhibition MINDGAMES opened last night at Salon 91. Urbanski’s dynamic geometric artworks stem from a background of graffiti merged with years of Graphic Design and Fine Art study in Berlin and Switzerland.

Mixed media & spray paint on canvas
Selection of works: mixed media & spray paint on canvas

Lucky for South Africans, Andrzej was invited by Ricky Lee Gordon of the Woodstock Exchange gallery /A WORD OF ART to participate in a residency in 2012, and has since stayed and worked from his Salt River Studio. So this talent is local and in your neighbourhood, and handpicked by Monique as work that should be hanging on your wall. If your budget doesn’t allow for that quite yet, you can see his work on the street as a mural on Side Street Studios Arcade building in Woodstock. Using 52 colours, the mural is showcased in this short film by Roman Pybus. Urbanski says

Hopefully it will become a visual anchor for the neighbourhood

A022 2013; Spray paint on canvas; 1415 x 2015mm (framed)
A022 2013; Spray paint on canvas; 1415 x 2015mm (framed)

MINDGAMES by Andrzej Urbanski runs from 18 March – 18 April at Salon 91 Gallery, Kloof Street.

To find out what art you should be buying and why, read DECOART in the latest issue of ELLE Decoration South Africa, on shelf on Monday! #IDEAS101

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Compiled by Marushka Stipinovich