WET Paint: An Exhibition Created In Eight Hours



In October 1787, Mozart’s Opera, ‘Don Giovanni’ made its debut in Prague. According to ‘Mozartarian-Mythology’, he composed the Overture on the morning of the day it was shown for the first time. This legend has helped cement our understanding of Mozart as being a musical magus and genius.


This anecdote was the premise for the concept of Michael Chandler’s recent exhibition – WET Paint in which he invited 8 Cape Town-based (and mightily talented) artists to collect a blank canvas from Chandler House at 8am, and return it completed by 5pm that same day to be exhibited at First Thursdays.


A daring idea, which turned out wonderfully well! Here’s what the participating artists had to show for one day’s work; no procrastination, no planning, just flat-out painting:


Kate Arthur ”The Swimmer (in oil)”. Oil on Canvas. 30 x 40cm. R2500. SOLD
Georgina Gratrix ‘Hungover Rainbow”. Oil on Canvas. 30 x 40cm. R18 000
Ludwich Olivier ‘Python Paradise’. Oil and Glitter on Canvas. 30 x 40cm
Mia Chaplin ‘Trust Me’. Oil on Canvas. 40 x 30cm. R7500. SOLD
Niklas Wittenberg ‘Untitled’. Oil on Canvas. 40 x 30cm. R3200. SOLD
Lucie de Moyencourt ‘Deyrolle Birds’. Oil on Canvas. 40 x 30cm. R5 500. SOLD
Michael Taylor ‘Don’. Acrylic on Canvas. 40 x 30cm. R16500
Patricia Fraser ‘Courtyard’. Acrylic on Canvas. 40 x 30cm. R3200. SOLD





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