I am Nature
“Nature is a problematic word. We understand it to be something other than ourselves. Through my current body of work, I strive to re-align notions of nature and self. Detachment from nature corrodes the disposition of our interactions with the environment. This relationship needs to be reconstituted.” - Jordan SwekeJordan Sweke is an independent South African multi-media artist from Johannesburg, currently based in Cape Town. Sweke’s practice is concerned with an extensive and ongoing exploration of oil paint as a medium but branches out into a wide array of media. His work is primarily influenced by the connection between humans and the natural world and focuses on natural South African landscapes and inhabitants. His main concerns are to bring immersive natural scenes into urban spaces and to urge the public to reconnect with their natural heritage.
All art is available to purchase.
The gallery at Cavalli (Winner of the regional 2015 Best of Wine Tourism Award for Art and Culture) aims to encourage the local arts through its platforms of a public retail art gallery and public sculpture spaces. Contemporary exhibitions are presented at regular intervals in the 600sq/m main gallery space on the below ground level. Stunning in its unique usage of lighting simulating a skylit ceiling, the space is one of the Winelands best kept secrets. A must visit for any art enthusiast.
The gallery is open 5 days a week, Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm.