Mia Chaplin

Mia Chaplin (b.1990 South Africa) is a painter who lives and works in Cape Town. Working in oil on canvas and paper, her highly expressive works are characterised by their rich impasto surfaces and visible brushstrokes. Chaplin’s most recent works emphasize a muted colour palette of pink fleshy tones and golden highlights. Consisting of still lifes, figure studies and landscapes, her work seems to meditate on the familiar. Her loose, erratic styleof painting – synonymous with that of the impressionists – is intuitive, heightening the emotionality of her pieces. They communicate a sense of estrangement; reflecting a detachment between the self and her surroundings. Her works sway between voyeurism and intimate interaction, while remaining consistently self-referential.

Since completing her BFA at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in 2011, Chaplin has hosted two solo exhibitions, Under a Boiling River (2017) and Binding Forms (2016), with WHATIFTHEWORLD. She has also recently extended her painting practice into printmaking, hosting a mini-exhibition of monotypes from the series, The Making of a Sharp Blade (2017), in collaboration with Warren Editions, Cape Town. Chaplin has completed artist residency programmes at Cité Internationale Des Artes in the Marais district, Paris (2018), Nirox Arts Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa (2016) and at OBRAS Foundation in Alentejo, Portugal (2015).

Mia Chaplin

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Nabeeha Mohamed, Mia Chaplin, Alexia Vogel, Olivie Keck , Jo Voysey, Marsi van de Heuvel , Erin Chaplin , Nebnikro, Gitte Moller, Sitaara Stodel, Jade Paton, Sarah Biggs, Brett Charles Seiler, Alexandra Karakashian, Callan Grecia, Megan McNamara
Riebeek Kasteel
10 Feb 2019 - 27 Jan 2019

A group show curated by Nabeeha Mohamed. Artists are invited to contribute an artwork mortivated by the title 'Ouside'.  The gallery itself exists ...

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