“Many of the works in this series are called 'Soaking' and they reflect my feeling that the sun has the power to make everything feel okay, even if just for a short while. These figures are lying prostrate on the sand, they are drenching themselves in sun, in light and have temporarily given over their worries to the sound of the sea and their wonderful sense of abandon.” — Gabrielle Raaff
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".
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