Mila Posthumus

Mila Posthumus

Artist Statement

I work in oil, on canvas in a fairly realistic style. At the moment I am intrigued by human social interaction, the effects of interaction and how emotion is detected in posture and micro facial expression- how a bag is clutched, an eyebrow arched, a mouth set.

I do however paint a variety of subjects, and each category seems to be inspired by something different. When doing a still life, I think technique is very important and when doing landscapes- invariably the South African landscape- I am moved by sentiment or nostalgia, painting buildings on the verge of disappearance or the endless open space of the Karoo.

Ultimately, I paint, as all artists do, life as seen through my eyes and directed by my experience.

Biography

Selected Exhibitions:

2016
Solo exhibition PORTRAIT at StateoftheART, Cape Town

2015
Solo exhibition Stillness & Motion at StateoftheART, Cape Town

2014
Solo exhibition Tell Me A Story at StateoftheART, Cape Town

2012
Exhibition at Oude Libertas Gallery
Stellenbosch Art Association exhibition at Sasol Gallery

2011
Stellenbosch Art Association exhibition

2010
Exhibition at IS Gallery, Franschoek

2010
Exhibition at University of Stellenbosch Gallery, sponsored by SASOL

2010
Solo Exhibition at Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek

2009
'Angel' exhibitions at Grande Provence Gallery, Franschoek, 2006 to 2009

2007
Solo exhibition, Dorp Street Gallery

2003
Joint exhibition Morgenhof Estate

2002
Solo Exhibition at Bloom Gallery, Stellenbosch