Schalk van der Merwe - The Slow Disintegration of Sanity

Schalk van der Merwe - The Slow Disintegration of Sanity

Sat - 19/10/19

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Nadia Arnold Ltd, 7 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX, UK

Event Details

Public opening dates 14th– 20th October

Private view Wednesday 16th October, 5pm-9pm (ticket holders only)

NA Ltd. are thrilled to present the first London solo exhibition of South African artist Schalk van der Merwe.

The anonymous subjects painted by Schalk van der Merwe are a bold confrontation of the Self. They are strangely comforting, entangled in intimate sincerity that feels inexplicably important.

Beyond layers of paint, charcoal, and turpentine, the portraits of van der Merwe appear to emerge from an internal state of becoming. A raw honesty that is metamorphic in nature, expressing an engaging tenderness. They are brutal as they are beautiful. The features are ambiguous and morph from immense beauty into utter despair, while underpinned with a tangible fragility, hidden beneath layers of emotion.

These are visceral portraits inspired by a world in chaos, or an artist gone mad.

Join us October 16th for the private view of Schalk van der Merwe's solo-exhibition where you will have the opportunity to meet and exchange a few words with the artist.


Saturday 19th of October, 2019

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Nearest Stations

Underground station Tube: Old Street Station (14 min walk)

Train station Train: Shoreditch High Street (2 min walk)

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