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Gabrielle Raaff (b. 1970) lives and works in Cape Town. Working with the ephemeral qualities of watercolor and ink, Raaff explores certain spatial conditions of figurative and architectural form within the urban realm. Recently her works see a return to a more intuitive, visceral exploration of landscape as experienced in reality and the subconscious. Her works are characterized by a layering of diluted pigment on substrates such as paper, canvas, raw linen, and primed board.

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She graduated with a BAFA (HDE) from the University of Stellenbosch, in 1992, and took part in a two person show at The AVA in Cape Town in 1995. Her first solo show, In Our Midst (2009) was held at The Muti Gallery in Cape Town. Her most recent solo show, Night Watch (2015) was held at Salon 91, Cape Town. Recent works were included on the show Scintilla: An Alchemy Show at Commune 1, Cape Town (2014) and Empire at Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town (2015). Raaff exhibited at the Rotterdam Art Fair (2014) and Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg (2014 and 2015). She has exhibited in at various art fairs in Paris, New York, and London.

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  • South African artist Gabrielle Raaff tells us about her material preferences, growing up in Cape Town, and the figure in the urban environment.
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  • Gabrielle Raaff shares her Cape Town studio space along with guiding words from past teachers and a peak at new works.
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