We spoke to three experts working in the art world to find out which artists they would buy now, and why.
The expert: Jillian Ross, master printmaker at David Krut Gallery
The two artists who’d I’d keep my eye on have both been in my studio lately, so I get to watch them and have been doing so for quite some time. They are Nina Torr and Pebofatso Mokoena.
Nina is working with us to make unique prints and Pebofatso is an intern who assists us in making woodcut plates and makes his own work which he shows through Hazard Gallery in Maboneng.
They will both be big because they have grace and ambition, an aptitude for collaboration (which I believe to be a big part of the future of art making) and push and practise technique to the fullest. Both are thoughtful, deliberate and precise in their methods and hold a strong conceptual model in their working process, while still allowing an openness of letting the work guide them.