In ‘RAVINE’, Cathy Layzell explores humankind’s complex evolving relationship to nature, where an impulse to shape, tame and control the natural world lives alongside a desire to yield to its wildness and danger. Working in a gestural and abstract style, her oil paintings use a number of recurring motifs, taken from nature. They contain a color sense, where swathes of pigment-loaded brushstrokes are placed over thinner washes of layered color creating an illusion of color and light.
She compares her act as an artist to that of a gardener and tries to strike a balance between spontaneity and calculation, wild abandon and thoughtful deliberation. Layzell was a returning Resident Artist at the Painting School of Montmirail in the South West of France and completed a post-graduate diploma in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2013.
Venue: 91 Kloof Street , Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Opening times: Tues – Fri 10am to 6pm | Sat 10am to 2pm