Charge in Red
Charge in Red
"Charge in Red" stands as a vivid mixed-media artwork, a creation by the South African artist Ann Gadd. This artwork vividly captures a rhinoceros in mid-charge, its energy and urgency amplified by the striking hues that dominate the composition. The title, "Charge in Red," further accentuates the dynamism conveyed through the artwork's vibrant palette.
Ann Gadd's artistic evolution is notable as she has transitioned from a more intricate and expressive style to one that is characterized by maturity and texture. This transformation is apparent in her departure from wild, colourful brushstrokes in favour of a more simplistic and somewhat surreal technique. This change lends a touch of naivety to her work, occasionally punctuated by her signature sense of humour, as seen in her "Ambitious Sheep" series.
Gadd's intrinsic mastery of colour remains an enduring aspect of her artistry, though it has been refined through experience. Her pieces continue to resonate with local and international viewers, as evidenced by her numerous exhibitions. With a unique blend of evolving styles and themes, Ann Gadd has firmly established herself as a prominent contemporary artist, capturing the essence of her ongoing artistic journey.
"We are the canvas and, as such, are both the creator and the creation."
Ann Gadd's artistic career started in childhood when she scrawled her first artwork in crayons across her bedroom wall.
Today she is one of South Africa's most beloved and prolific artists – with her paintings in celebration of Africa's wildlife and landscapes lighting up spaces around the world.
"I think people connect with the unique style of my work," she says. "In a world where wildlife paintings are generally super-realistic and conventional, both in colour and approach, I take a fresh, bold, colourful approach."
Born in Gauteng, South Africa, in 1958, Gadd moved to Cape Town when she was four years old. After studying graphic design and working with two art teachers, she worked as an art director at advertising agencies for more than 20 years.
In 1997 the South African Society of Artists named her the Best Acrylic Artist, which encouraged her to pursue her professional artistic and writing careers (she's since authored or illustrated more than 20 books). Since her first solo exhibition in 2002, she has exhibited in London, at the Johannesburg Art Fair, the Florence Biennale, Art at Five (Brighton, UK), the Glasgow and Edinburgh Art Fairs, and many other SA and international exhibitions.
Gadd works from her studio in Cape Town, where she lives with her artist husband, a wildly enthusiastic retriever, and two over-indulged, rather grumpy cats.
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