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

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

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

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

Claire Gavronsky

The Dissolution of the Frame I, 2010 Bronze

Claire Gavronsky

Heads with Tales to Tell I, 2010 Bronze

Rose Shakinovsky

Reader Orientation, 2010 Oil paint on bronze on pedestal

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.

Exhibitions

rosenclaire / Speechless / 2018

03 March - 06 April 2018

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

02 June - 20 July 2016

rosenclaire / Colour Theory /...

13 February - 15 March 2014

rosenclaire / Immaterial Matt...

03 March - 24 March 2012

News

Claire Gavronsky and Rose Sha...

Posted 11 October 2017

Rose Shakinovsky to feature o...

Posted 14 April 2017

Press

Critical Interventions - Jour...

Rosenclaire / CLASSICFEEL / S...