2018: MADNESS & CREATIVITY SPRING FROM THE SAME WELL

SOLO EXHIBITION

02 August – 04 September 2018

Lizamore & Associates

Johannesburg, South Africa

“Each work is like a pearl in a necklace, and the string is my wicked sense of humour that keeps them together.”

The solo exhibition ‘Madness and creativity spring from the same well’features Uwe Pfaff’s signature life-size sculptures. The expo showcases life-size, medium and small sculptures, as well as rust pictures and paintings on aluminium.

Pfaff’s artworks act as musings on the artist’s thoughts and ideas that unfold in humorous stories. He presents the viewer with narrative-inspired artworks in the hope that each work will be ’interrogated’ and ‘read’ for meaning.

The title of the exhibition and those of the artworks themselves offer clues to the stories the artist playfully tells. His titles are word-play on recognisable and ironic phrases. Pfaff employs his unique sense of humour to subtly explore life, death, mortality and time.

Pfaff masterfully explores these cynical concepts with a light and humorous tone. ‘As an artistor philosopher, I cannot grapple with everything at the same time(although a Grappa would surely help). So, I amuse myself observing theoddities and contradictions in life as we know or don’t know things,’he explains.

Starting with fish
Rusted and painted steel
180 x 160 x 25.5 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Sliding apart
Painted Steel
190 x 70 x 20 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Believe suspended with fish
Painted Steel
180 x 120 x 30 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Blue artist
Painted Steel
180 x 80 x 20 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Fishing on empty
Painted steel
200 x 83 x 25 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Man standing
Painted Steel
182 x 65 x 25 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Point of departure
Painted Steel
189 x 157.5 x 30 cm
Edition 1 of 7

I am the question
Painted steel
236.5 x 75.3 x 30.5 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Memory of a mortal coil fish
Painted Steel
91 x 65 x 18 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Timeline bounce
Rusted and painted mild steel
40 x 49 x 20 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Sissy Vos
Plated Steel
40 x 50 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Thank you Stanley
Powder coated steel
35 x 35 x 40 cm
Edition 1 of 7

Sky Pilot
Powder coated steel
30 x 30 x cm
Edition 1 of 7