Selected Works

rosenclaire
Parable, 2018
Elements variable. Potted Spathiphyllum plants, pedestals, and instructions with contract

rosenclaire
Gesture, 2007
Installation Includes: 2 sculptures, 2 stands, DVD, 2 drawings by Kentridge

rosenclaire
Invest in the immaterial, 2010
Neon sign

rosenclaire
Sign of The Times: Beware of falling stocks, 2009
Chromadek

rosenclaire
Punctuation, 2010
Oil on linen, French curve and ludo dot

rosenclaire
Dangerous Liaison, 2010
Oil on canvas, horn ashtray and plastic tube

rosenclaire
Soapbox, 2003
Permanent interactive installation outside the South African National Gallery/IZIKO (SANG)

Claire Gavronsky
Beslan, 2005
Oil on linen (diptych)

Claire Gavronsky
Those violent against nature and art - Dante, 2008
Oil on linen

Claire Gavronsky
Circa 14th C - 21st C, 2009
Oil on Linen

Claire Gavronsky
Opening up the Playing Field, 2011
Oil on canvas

Claire Gavronsky
Miscalibrated – the sixth extinction, 2017
Oil on cotton

Claire Gavronsky
Riding the pit mule home, 2017
Pastel on TNT spun fiber

Claire Gavronsky
The slave trader's remorse, 2017
Pastel on TNT spun fiber

Claire Gavronsky
Heads with Tales to Tell I, 2010
Bronze

Claire Gavronsky
The Dissolution of the Frame I, 2010
Bronze

Rose Shakinovsky
for derrida xxx , 2009
Erasers

Rose Shakinovsky
Simultaneous Contrast of Colour : (Tonal Gradation South African Identity Card), 2013
Paper on paper

Rose Shakinovsky
Simultaneous Contrasts of Colour: (Kleinspan/Sharpeville 1960/61), 2013
Paper on paper

Rose Shakinovsky
Simultaneous Contrast of Colour: (Ayran Race/ Homophobia 1939/2013), 2013
Paper on paper

Rose Shakinovsky
What Laure Saw, 2011
Photograph

Rose Shakinovsky
California Wildfires 2017, 2017
Ink jet print on Hahnemuhle paper

Rose Shakinovsky
Lampedusa 2013/Sicily 2015/Libya 2017, 2017
Ink Jet print on Hahnemuhle paper

Rose Shakinovsky
Migrants Lampedusa 2 2014, 2017
Ink Jet print on Hahnemuhle paper

Rose Shakinovsky
MEXICO Earthquake 2017 , 2017
Ink jet print on Hahnemuhle paper

Rose Shakinovsky
After Malevich, Evolution, 2017
Aluminium, enamel paint

Rose Shakinovsky
Reader Orientation, 2010
Oil paint on bronze on pedestal

Rose Shakinovsky
PC, 2007/9
2 wooden sculptures, magnifying glass, postcard, and stands

Biography

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Live and work in Florence, Italy

rosenclaire’s collaborative work began in the mid 1980’s when they translocated from South Africa to Italy. Their artwork and teaching has always involved some form of political activism. Though very different in stylistic approach, their work shares the same concepts and common concerns. The collaborative work is generally context-specific.
rosenclaire exhibitions are therefore works in themselves where they both respond to a central concern and the show as a whole is designed as a cohesive installation.
They join forces in order to creatively facilitate a discourse pertaining to a specific theme, place or situation that they are invited to participate in. This may be a curated show, a public sculpture or a pedagogic intervention. Exhibitions often contain a live feed that both references surveillance but at the same time renders the audience as subject and content of the work. The work is done specifically for the conceptual task at hand where, as artists, they regain control and responsibility for generating a specific dialogue with both the art world and general public. An important permanent interactive installation called ‘Soapboxes’ of theirs, sits outside the South African National Gallery/IZIKO (SANG). They collaborate as wives and as dedicated mentors who have run a renowned artists residency program in Tuscany for the past 30 years. Each of them are artists in their own right and make work individually as well.

Gavronsky works in a variety of mediums, most notably in painting and sculpture. Her work often uses visual reference’s to historical paintings, and cues are sometimes taken from events from everyday life. Memory, racism, violence against women and children are some of the theme’s which run through her oeuvre. Her work also bridge’s sometimes complex narratives through overlaid images, and stories which link the past to the present.
In 1981 Gavronsky received a Master of Fine Art in painting, and she moved to Italy in 1985 and has since lived between Cape Town and Tuscany.

Shakinovsky’s work defies any stylistic category as it consists of work that ranges from the re-presentation and decontextualization of found objects, found images and found situations, to delicately painted abstractions and ironic bronzes. The work concerns itself with current political and social discourses while simultaneously referencing and reconstructing art historical edifices. Shakinovsky is interested in the structure as well as the morphology of all seemingly coherent visual and nonvisual languages from the prelinguistic to the post-linquistic and the digital. Her present research is concerned with discourses pertaining to the Posthuman, Postanthropos, Transhuman, Migration and the consequences of Climate Change.
Shakinovsky has over the past decade given contemporary art history courses to collectors, philanthropists and business leaders hoping to inspire them to contribute to fostering the arts in their respective countries.