VUSI BEAUCHAMP

VUSI BEAUCHAMP

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Vusi Beauchamp studied print making and painting at the Tshwane University of Technology and Graphic Design at Damelin. His solo exhibitions include Woordfees, Stellenbosch (2016), Paradyse of the Damned, Pretoria art museum (2015), and smoking cheese, Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg (2009). He has participated in group exhibitions at the Cape Town art fair (2016), Twenty: Art in the time of democracy, Pretoria Art museum (2015), protest, hazard Gallery, Johannesburg (2015), between Democracy, Constitutional hill (2015), Johannesburg Art fair (2015), Johannesburg Art Fair (2015) (2015), and Goodman Gallery (cape town) (2014).

I would describe myself as being an artist, multimedia designer, and art director. For the last 12 years I have created artworks by means of painting, spray-painting and stencils to comment on social issues and on social issues and on the politicians and events that make up the south African social landscape. More recently I have used silk-screening in order to bring the content of the work (that is, critical observation of people and events) closer to a ‘media-based technique. These works are the artistic version of satirical journalism and social critique, often controversial. Humour is an important ingredient, and in plays, comic book genre, painting, and to depict simultaneously their stereotyping by the media. This dual vision (of looking at events both from the ‘inside’) reflects the way in which perception is shaped by the media and subsequently becomes reality, and affords the viewer a glimpse of contemporary local politics as well as lived experience in the urban jungle – Beauchamp

EDUCATION

Tshwane University of Technology, Majored in Printmaking

Damelin: Graphic design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

2018 – Kalashnikovv Gallery, Solo Show: ‘Paradyse of the Damned III’

2018 – Johannesburg Art Gallery, Solo Show: ‘Paradyse of the Damned II’

2017 – Kalashnikovv Gallery, Duo Exhibition with Ayanda Mabulu: ‘Freedom of __eech’

2017 – World Art (CT), Solo Show: ‘Welcome to Barnania’

2016 – Fried Contemporary (PTA), Collector’s Room: ‘The Great Grotesque’

2016 – Woordfees Stellenbosch (CT), Featured Artist

2015 – Pretoria Art Museum (PTA), Solo Show: ‘Paradyse of the Damned I’

2009 – Obert Contemporary (JHB), Solo Show: ‘Smoking Cheese’ (2009)

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018 – Memento Mori’, KalashnikoVV Gallery, Johannesburg 

2018 – Contemporary Showcase’, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery

2017 – Super Salon II’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2017 – ‘Urban Axis’ Another Antipodes,Perth Arising African Perspectives’, LKB/G, Hamburg

2016 – ‘Super Salon’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2016 – ‘Scramble for Africa’, Kalashnikovv Galeri, Berlin

20142015 – ‘Twenty: Art in the Time of Democracy’, which was a travelling exhibition, first show at Appalachian State

20142015 – University, North Carolina, the Pretoria Art Museum and the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery

2015 – ‘The Entropy of Ideology’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘Present’, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria

2015 – ‘Protest’, Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg (2015);

2015 – ‘taking back the artworld one work at a time’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘Cross-sections’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘The Black Cube Session’, The Old Post Office, Braamfontein

2015 – ‘Young Collectors’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘REST.IN.PASTEL: A Painters Show’, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘Between Democracies 1989-2014: Memory and Commemoration’, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

2015 – ‘Working Title’,Goodman Gallery Johannesburg

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