PORTRAIT : Mila Posthumus

Show opens: 01 September 2016, 5pm - 9pm in conjunction with First Thursdays
Exhibition continues till 17th of September 2016

61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.
Gallery hours: 10-5 weekdays, 10-2 Saturdays.

Works may be purchased through the website prior to the exhibition opening, but will only ship after the 17th of September 2016.
In Mila’s 3rd solo exhibition with StateoftheART gallery, entitled Portrait, the work is exclusively figurative. The portraits vary from being traditionally posed, to accidental, as if catching the sitter off guard, to being situational rather than personal. The atmosphere in most are melancholic and the sitters’ vulnerability alluded to in small details in the composition. The viewer drawn in to ponder what the back story might be. As is often the case with portraits, the characters inhabiting these paintings reveal and conceal in equal measure.

The paint application is tactile, with brush strokes varying between sharp focus and blurred lines.