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'He left me for dead (study)' (2021)

'He left me for dead (study)' (2021)

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Pierre le Riche

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On a page torn from the artist’s sketchbook, two silhouetted figures – drawn in black marker and outlined in silver – coincide. Behind them, a whorl of colours. The figures fill the page, their bodies bending to its boundaries. This studio study, once bound in a book, now offers itself to be seen, free from its fellow pages.
 
Many of Pierre’s marker drawings were later reimagined as large, yarn-tufted tapestries towards his exhibition at THK Gallery, Urns for the Ashes of my Lost Lover: Part 1, which opened in May 2021. The presence of these bold silhouettes offers a new figuration in the artist’s practice. “While  the  tapestries  are  a continuation  of  his  fibre-based  work,” Sean O’Toole writes, “ the  human  subject  was,  until  recently, implied  rather  than  stated  in  Le  Riche’s  work.”
 
29.7 x 20.6cm | marker on cartridge | unique
 
Pierre le Riche (b. 1986) is an artist living and working in Cape Town. He primarily works in sculpture and installation, and while he does not favour any one medium, he is perhaps best known for his yarnbombing and needlework.