Georgina Gratrix, 'All the Birthday Bouquet', 2016.
Georgina Gratrix, 'All the Birthday Bouquet', 2016.
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Irreverent, bright, naively sophisticated — Georgina Gratrix’s paintings feature expressive, impasto brushwork and humorous yet uncomfortable distortions of figures, objects, and landscapes in a saturated and exuberant colour palette. Her sharp and amusing social commentary is now on show at the Norval Foundation until 31 May 2021. The Mexican-born South African artist’s first retrospective in a South African museum is curated by guest curator Liese van der Watt. The Reunion brings together 27 major artworks by Gratrix, completed between 2011 and 2020, and is a must-see.

The Reunion: Georgina Gratrix will run until May 31 2021. Visit the Norval Foundation for more information. 

Georgina Gratrix, 'My Friend', 2011.
Georgina Gratrix, 'My Friend', 2011.
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Georgina Gratrix, 'A Lover’s Discourse (Part 2 of 3)', 2017.
Georgina Gratrix, 'A Lover’s Discourse (Part 2 of 3)', 2017.
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Georgina Gratrix, The Reunion installation.
Georgina Gratrix, The Reunion installation.
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 From the April edition of Wanted, 2021.

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