Founded by Francis van der Riet, Atelier le Grand Village, located in the south of France, is a residency space dedicated to the artistical revival of stone lithography. Artists gather, collaborate, share and explore a multitude of techniques. At 1-54, Atelier Grand Village presents three major artists who feature in public and private collections in South Africa and abroad. Bambo Sibiya’s multiples, rich in stylistic detail and texture, are shown alongside the abstract prints by Mongezi Ncaphayi, while focus is given to Diane Victor’s manière noire, ash and smoke artworks.
Victor, born and living in South Africa, deals with the taboos of South African society, social and political life tainted with violence, corruption and social disparities. Exploring her anger, through images in various media such as ash, candle smoke or print, she represents the fragility and vulnerability of life, thereby attempting to raise awareness, combining aesthetic elements with uneasy content.
Atelier le Grand Village
7, le Grand Village
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