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'Study with colourful bands' (2021)

'Study with colourful bands' (2021)

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Pierre le Riche

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In fragments from the artist’s notebooks, the provisional finds a graphic expression. Drawn in bold coloured markers with stylised figuration, this selection of formal studies offer insight into Pierre le Riche’s vivid imaginings. 
 
In Study with colourful bands, the outlined form of a figure is imposed on bands of colour. The figure – white save its black outline – is otherwise undefined; a bright silhouette in a deconstructed rainbow.
 
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.