Ground Art Caffe presents Late Night Sketch Tales ii – a follow up to the successful exhibition, Late Night Sketch Tales in 2018 by Christopher Ian MacClements.
The first collection comprises a 22-piece, architectural hand-styled drawing series, capturing some of Christopher’s favourite buildings and landmarks in Cape Town.
The second collection, Late Night Sketch Tales ii, is a series building on that style. It differs however by the intensity of hatch and style. Here, Christopher captures the subjects (buildings and public space) in a more ethereal light where the boundaries between the tangible nature of architecture and public space are blurred by the intangible realms of the imagination and mind.
The sketches, in essence, are a play on abstract realities. The striking contrast between light and dark is also meant to evoke a sense of these realities – that of conscious and unconscious. As Christopher perceives it, they play heavily on the ephemeral nature of the mind.
As a collection, each piece never completes itself without beginning the next. Therefore no individual piece develops in isolation from another. They are to be viewed as a collective whole with each piece as one metaphorical piece of a puzzle.
Venue: Ground Art Caffe, 160 Strand St, De Waterkant
Time: Mon to Fri 7am to 4pm | Sat 7am to 2pm