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Justin Southey

Born in1985, Justin Southey graduated Cum Laude from Stellenbosch Academy of Graphic Design and Photography (2007), with a BA in Applied Design.

“Southey creates an immediate abstract language which serves to explore the emotive interplay between the fixed and the transient. Free floating and often in sublime blackened spaces, ‘hills’ and ‘deep ravines’ jostle with the seemingly tectonic, scratched surfaces. Bold, layered planes of colour serve as contrasting richly animated moments as Southey’s paintings pull and push across the surfaces. With a mixture of both melancholy and exuberance, Justin Southey’s ‘landscapes’ refer to unconscious’ visual rhymes’ and all appear to converge from various internal landscapes in the artists mind.” – Emma Van Der Merwe

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017: Summer, Group Show, Everard Read , Cape Town, South Africa

Deborah Bell, Galia Gluckman, Syndi Kahn, Louise Mason, John Meyer, Richard Penn, Penelope Stutterheime,

Andrezej Urbanski

2017:  Cubicle series: Bathyal. Circa Gallery Cape Town

(Justin Southey,Penelope Stutterheime, Galia Gluckman, Louise Mason, Lynette Bester)

2016: Kingdom, Group Show, Cavalli Estate , Cape Town, South Africa

2016: Winter Collection, Group Show, Everard Read , Cape Town, South Africa

(Beezy Bailey, Lionel Smit, Ricky Dyaloyi, Matt Hindley, Andrzej Urbanski, Diana Hysiop, Justin Southey, Vusi Khumalo, Percy KonQobe, Lorainne Lotz, Louise MAson, Denby Meyer, John Meyer, Velaphi Mzimba, Jo O, Louise Oliver, Kevin Roberts, Bret Charles Seiler, Peter Sibanda, Lucky Sibiya, HelmutStarcke, Shany Van Den Berg, Simon Wurz, Arabella Caccia, Lynette Bester, Isabella Chydenius, Stephen Conroy, Wilma Cruise, Guy Ferrer, Galia Gluckman, Liza Grobler, Conrad Hicks,)

2016: Pastoral Abstraction, Group show, Everard Read , Cape Town, South Africa

(Dylan Lewis, Alexandra Karkashian, Swain Hoogervorst, Bret Rubin, Sean slemon, Jordan Sweke, Justin Southey)

2013: Memphis/ african Totemism, group show, Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa
(curted by Li Edelkoort,)
2013: Back in 5 mins, group show , Salon91, Cape Town, South Africa
(curated by Monique du Preez)
2012: Wild Things, Group show , Salon91, Cape Town, (curated by Monique du Preez)
2011: Something New, Side Street Studios, Cape Town, South Africa
(curated by Senyol/Southey/Mackay)
2011: Vast, Studio Group Show, Searle st Post, Cape Town, South Africa
(curated by Senyol/Southey/Mackay)
2011: BFF, Studio Group Show, Woodstock Industrial, Cape Town, South Africa
(curated by Senyol/Southey/Mackay)
2010: Ark; Group Show, Bamboo Centre, JHB, (curated by Damon Gustang)
2009: No Strange Land; Group show, Salon91, Cape Town, South Africa
(curated by Monique du Preez)