• size 30" × 23" × 1.875"
  • year 2018
  • materials Chinese ink on Fabriano paper
  • framed In white
“It is in the quiet, white space of my studio that my graphic eye comes in. I look for pattern, repetition, negative spaces and form and these are springboards for new stories to emerge.” — Gabrielle Raaff
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About the Artist

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Gabrielle Raaff (b. 1970) is a Cape Town, South Africa-based painter who explores figurative and architectural forms within the urban landscape. Working with the ephemeral qualities of watercolor and ink, her diluted pigments abstract her figures into studies of light and dark wandering across her paper landscape. While existing outside a specific place or time,Gabrielle’s minimalist compositions evoke a sense of both "everywhere" and "nowhere".

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Gabrielle Raaff
  • 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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  • Visit with Gabrielle Raaff
  • 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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