Gabrielle Raaff (b. 1970) lives and works in  Cape Town. She graduated with a BFA (HDE) from Stellenbosch University in 1992. Raaff's works begin with a photographic image as a springboard. The medium of photography, and its ability to fix an image is what piques her interest. The artist works with ethereality, using the media of ink, water colour and water based oil as a vehicle for alluding to the form, the function and the emotion of her subject. Raaff is interested in the space and arrangement of local South African neighbourhoods and the everyday goings on of the people that inhabit them. Some works revel in the abstract qualities of the view while recent works play out in a more intimate, painterly relationship with the subject.
She has had five solo shows and exhibited extensively both locally and abroad. Her new solo show 'As You Were' will be her sixth solo show and opens on the 7th of May 2022 at 131a Gallery, Cape Town.

Selected works from latest solo show "As You Were" at 131a Gallery, Salet River, Cape Town
A Smaller Gathering 800x800mm Water-based oil on Board 2022
Winning 350x350mm Water-basewd oil on Board 2022

Work on show

  • Solo Show "As You Were" opens on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 131a Gallery, Salt River.
  • Launch of new work on paper for Uprise Art, New York. View online at www.upriseart.com
  • Selected monochromatic and water-colour figurative works and water-colour urban landscape works available for viewing.