‘INTUITION FEE’ – LARITA ENGELBRECHT, 06 OCT – 30 NOV 2018

Larita Engelbrecht combines discordant images of dislocated figures, natural forms, the curves of modern sculpture and the hard lines of concrete architecture. Blending distinctive visual elements Engelbrecht creates images to challenge our preconceived ideas of contemporary culture.

‘Intuition Fee’ combines an intuitive collage practice with the rich traditions of oil painting.

Engelbrecht has been exploring various art-making practices, most recently combining collage and oil painting. From her collection of old books and magazines, Engelbrecht intuitively selects images for the purpose of combining disparate images into unexpected compositions. Coaxed by the surrealists of the early 20th century, these pictorial juxtapositions are, like the elements of drawing combined with it, spontaneous and automatic. The process of collecting books and magazines, are, however, more controlled and purposefully curated. Through the juxtaposition of one picture with another, Engelbrecht encourages us to rethink the significance of the original image in its new context. According to the artist, her work “challenges the viewer to question their own assumptions about culture and aesthetics”.

Engelbrecht received both a BA in Fine Arts (2009) and a MA in Visual Art (2012) from the University of Stellenbosch. In 2012, Engelbrecht was invited to an artist residency programme at a new media gallery in Finland. Her work has been selected in a number of group exhibitions and art competitions in South Africa, as well as for a travelling exhibition, Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, hosted by the Vitra.

Works on Exhibition

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Engelbrecht Larita, Rooms For Plebs, Collage on Paper,82 x 60 cm, 2018

Rooms For Plebs

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Engelbrecht-Larita-PINK-Vision-Board-Collage-on-Paper59-x-84-cm-2018-

Fear Of Falling

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Engelbrecht Larita, Dusk_50x50cm_Oil&AcrylicOnBoard

Dusk

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Engelbrecht Larita, Dawn_50x50cm_Oil&AcrylicOnBoard

Dawn

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Engelbrecht Larita, Parachute_50x50cm_Oil&AcrylicOnBoard

Parachute (SOLD)

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Engelbrecht Larita, Doorway, 50x50cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Doorway (SOLD)

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Engelbrecht Larita, Drop, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Drop

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Engelbrecht Larita, Egg, 50x50cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Egg

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Engelbrecht Larita, Eyes, 50x50cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Eyes (SOLD)

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Engelbrecht Larita, Pair, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Pair

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Engelbrecht Larita, Pond, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Pond

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Engelbrecht Larita, Sneakers, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Sneakers

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Engelbrecht Larita, Stripes, 50x50cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Stripes (SOLD)

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Engelbrecht Larita, Three Way, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Three Way

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Engelbrecht Larita, Zebras, 30x30cm, Oil & Acrylic On Board, 2018

Zebras