Abundance and Interference

Featuring Rosa SnymanWessels


My body of work deals with the basic possibilities and promises held within an otherwise very everyday process of creative action and unwanted involvement. Although abundance is everywhere, either around or within us, the act of something that hinders are also lurking.

The artworks are an expression of my own voyage, driven by unconscious impulses - the play between the tangible and intangible, especially with layered paint, glue, latex, and plant material. As a result, the silent tension between different mediums that gives the impression of something spilling over with abundance and at the same time, a ‘red light’ of interference that lingers somewhere.

We can neither stop, nor make the future more foreseeable, but we can enjoy the abundance that life offers us and strengthen our resistance against the overwhelming constraints of interference. Therefore, my work invites the visitor to take a detour and discover the hidden resources and interventions of life. Rosa holds a Bachelor of Visual Art Degree from Unisa 2016. She works in a variety of media, including painting, found objects, fibre/paper, and installation art. Her work is concerned with the narratives of the human condition and nature and how parts contribute to the whole. To reflect this in her art, she brings disparate materials together such as found objects/plant material, resin, charcoal, paint, latex, pastels, rust, and beeswax that create her personal language. She has had work accepted for the Sasol New Signatures in 2009 and 2011. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 she had work selected for the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards. She has also participated in group exhibitions at St Lorient Fashion and Art Gallery in 2010, 2011, 2012 and Fried Contemporary in Pretoria, 2013.

Rosa is recently living in George and is part of the CAP (Contemporary Art Practice) group and was part of the group exhibitions in Plettenburg Bay 2017), KKNK 2018, Absa JHB April 2018, Knysna Art Ass. June 2018, Knysna ‘CAP Wrap” Dec 2018-Jan 2019. Also, part of the permanent exhibition at the Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale 2017-2019 and Art@39, Grootbrak 2018-2020. At Needlingshof, Stellenbosch Woordfees 2019 and group exhibition, Glen Garlou Gallery, Klapmuts Dec 2020-Jan 2021.

In Feb 2021 Rosa was part of the Inauguration Group Exhibition at edg Gallery/Prof Elfriede Dreyer, in Midrand, and a finalist of a group exhibition at Tollman Bouchard Finlayson June – Aug 2021.

Open: 7 May 2022 at 11h00
Exhibition closes: 27 May 2022
Available Online till: 27 June 2022