When This Becomes That

Anico Mostert


Oil on Canvas, 2020


60cm x 42cm


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Anico Mostert is a multi-disciplinary artist and printmaker from Cape Town. She graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2017, where she majored in printmaking. Anico Mostert currently lives and works from her home studio in Cape Town. Mostert’s work speaks to the quiet moments of the everyday. Her approach to making is versatile, seeing her producing across ceramics, textile design, animation and painting. She allows her practice to be intuitive and exist as a process of learning and discovery, creating the space for vivid colours and coltish figures to find their place in paintings and prints. Anico uses reference images from social media to imagine still lifes of ordinary scenes, observing the elements of the medium for the artwork to determine itself. Each piece’s name occurs as Mostert imagines what it would say if it could speak. The works upend familiarity, reminiscent of home spaces, yet offering a surreal swing of imagery, where rooms are unpeopled and yet full of life and pictures of people are empty of objects. Her works exude a calm quietness, illustrating unexpected details and unassuming scenarios that verge on the mundane but are illuminated through her attention and careful colour choices. Mostert’s work depicts still lifes, interactions and scenes that feel familiar and comforting but are also somewhat inverted and distorted to feel fresh and unexpected. 

 Group Exhibitions 

2020  African Galleries Now Online Exhibition, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa

2020 ‘FEMINIST UTOPIA’ curated by Anelisa Mangcu, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town, South Africa 

2020 ‘Tones’, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town, South Africa 

2019 ‘Untitled 7.99’, 99 Loop, Cape Town, South Africa 

2018 ‘The Greatest Hits Exhibition’, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

2018 ‘Not Really’, Temporary Gallery on 136 Bree, Cape Town, South Africa 

2018 ‘AFRAID SO’, Temporary Gallery on 136 Bree, Cape Town, South Africa 


2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 

2017 Warren Editions Print Studio (Residency and Internship), Capri, Western Cape, South Africa