Observations in ink and water-colour of people in my local city streets and on my local beach.
Here is a preview of some of my newest work happening in my studio right now.
Solo show of new paintings.
A new series of roof top water-colours from local Cape Town neighbourhoods.
Group Show at 131//A//Gallery
A group show at RK Contemporary Gallery in Riebeeck Kasteel
Find an ongoing series of figurative and landscape works in water colour and ink on paper on www.upriseart.com and on Instagrame on uprisenyc.
A Summer group show of recent works by gallery artists.
This is Raaff's second solo show with SMITH.
SMITH presents Emphatic Whispers, a group exhibition that investigates the potential for art to make us more empathetic beings, and transform the way we relate to other people.
Intimacy is too often confined with matters of love; yet the word belongs more to trust, to faith. It denotes an act of revelation found in the simple gesture of sharing; bringing that which was previously hidden out from the shadows and into the light. In this exhibition, the artworks chosen explore intimacy in both their content and their form. They touch on universal themes – like birth and love and death – but also on other more singular intimacies; personal histories, dreams and desires. The works reflect on selfintimacy, experienced in solitude, and the intimacy shared between us, be it romantic or platonic, familial or fleeting. There is, too, intimacy of familiar spaces, spaces we inhabit in both the world and in our minds. And then, there is the intimacy of objects, and our relationships to them; a cherished photograph, clothes left lying on the floor, a coffee half drunk, now gone cold, a letter hidden in a bottom drawer. And always an implied subject, who has held and touched these objects, so that each becomes a metonym for something, or someone, else.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair is the largest art fair on the African continent, showing cutting edge contemporary art. The Fair provides a platform for galleries, collectors, curators and artists from around the globe to engage in cultural and economic exchange. We offer an intimate experience of one of the world’s most unique art capitals. ICTAF is where the fast-growing African art market and the international art world meet. The allure of Investec Cape Town Art Fair is its content and its placement on the African continent. With the advent of its 7th edition, the market has proven that art fairs are a sustainable economic model for trade in contemporary art. The city's geography is an integral part of Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s success. Cape Town is a vibrant cultural hub, attracting international collectors with the novelty of diverse, cutting edge art and a favourable exchange rate.
A concept of relative simplicity, nano- 1.1 invited artists to zoom in, scale down, shrink, condense, encapsulate and compact; submitting works no larger than 20 x 20 cm. The exhibition is an opportunity to play with scale, to explore what effects it has for both artist and viewer, and what new parameters it may set for the curator and the gallery space.
“Salad is a collection of works we have admired throughout year. This is a snapshot of where these artists are in their careers. SMITH has had an incredible year with many of our artists opening their second solo exhibitions. As a young gallery it is exciting to watch artists grow and evolve with us,” says Gallery Director Candace Marshall-Smith. Contributing artists: Anna van der Ploeg, Banele Khoza, Bert Pauw, Daniella Mooney, David Stephen Allwright, Byron Berry, David Brits, Grace Cross, Katharien de Villiers, Jeanne Gaigher, Hoick, Jess Holdengarde, Jill Joubert, Banele Khoza, Nico Krijno, Kyu Sang Lee, Osborne Macharia, Io Makandal, Nicole McComb, Mitchell Gilbert Messina, Gitte Möller, Daniella Mooney, Rosie Mudge, Bert Pauw, Gabrielle Raaff, Willie Saayman, Marsi van der Heuvel, Anna van der Ploeg, Frank van Reenen, Morné Visagie, Elize Vossgätter, Geena Wilkinson, Michaela Younge
A Group Show with artists Kirsten Beets, Georgina Berens, Heidi Fourie, Jeanne Hoffman, Kirsten Lilford,Berry Meyer, Natasha Norman, Kirsten Sims
My latest solo is currently on show at Smith, 56 Church Street in Cape Town. From 23rd February to 25th of March 2017.
A group show at Salon 91 Cape Town
Group exhibition at Barnard Gallery
An end of year group show. Works will be on view by appointment at the gallery.
On show until 2nd November 2015. Cavalli Estate.
Art Hub Gallery. 5-9 Creekside, London SE8 4SA
A group show at Everard Read Gallery 23rd April to 10th May 2015
AT SALON NINETY ONE. KLOOF STREET. 18TH FEBRUARY 2015
A group show at Commune 1.
New Ink works on Paper
Japanese Ink on Fabriano
Which translated means...Beneath the pavement,the beach. This is a group exhibition opening on Friday the 16th May at 6pm at POST at The Old Castle Brewery, Woodstock. The show is curated by Janet Anderson.
A two person show with Lorenzo Nassimbeni.
A two person show with sculptor Kobus le Grange.
Group show of works on paper at Salon 91 2010
A two person show at These Four Walls Gallery 2008