Please join us on Saturday 14 April for the opening of 'new (language)' - a selection of new paintings and altered books by Neil Nieuwoudt in Room 2 of the gallery!
"An introspective dialogue is inevitable when encountering Nieuwoudt’s works. His visual translation of asemic writing allows for the type to become objects and figures in their own right that will certainly impose associations with viewers. Asemic writing is defined as: “….a wordless open semantic form of writing”. The word asemic means, "having no specific semantic content," or "without the smallest unit of meaning". With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret." - excerpt from press release by Shenaz Mahomed.
Neil Nieuwoudt is a visual artist and curator currently working and living in Johannesburg, South Africa.