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'RGB figure 3' (2021)

'RGB figure 3' (2021)

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Pierre le Riche

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Drawn in marker on pages torn from notebooks, Pierre le Riche’s RGB figures offer graphic studies in stylisation and colour. Described in only two tones – a primary colour set against black – their bold design is paired with the provisional; each drawing a sketch or prompt towards an imagined work. 
 
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 paper | 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.