THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD 2019

 

 

A celebration of extraordinary woman. The coincidence of the “Z” in their names was just a starting point for exploration into the muse that each one is to me. The fact that all four of the women share beauty, creativity, strength, compassion and friendship with me was a perfect genesis to do a personal tribute exhibition. Each of the Zs was given a colour and textile base as an underlying theme, and the hand embroidery highlighted each of the muse's individual characters. This might be the most inspired exhibition I have ever produced, and the fact that world renowned music superstars "Freshlyground", with Zolani Mahola as lead singer, gave an intimate performance at the opening of this exhibition, is the stuff of dreams. 

Thank you to Zoid, Zolani, Ziets and Zelda. It is an honour to call you all friends.

Postcard by Alex Hamiltin

Postcard

150cm x 200cm

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas

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"Want as ek droom" / When I dream

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage 

90 x 90cm

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Nomvula/Mother of Rain 

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on

hand embroidered fabric collage canvas

90 x 90cm

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Ziets

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage canvas

90 x 90cm

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Zoid

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

100 x 100cm

 

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Zolani

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

100 x 100cm

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Zelda

Stencil, bleach and charcoal on canvas

100 x 100cm

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Skadu

Hand-cut stencil, acrylic, bleach and rust on hand embroidered fabric collage and denim

35 x 59cm

 

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Songbird

Hand-cut stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage and denim

35 x 59cm

 

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Vir Jou

Hand-cut stencil, embroidery, bleach and rust on fabric collage

35 x 59cm

 

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Doo Be Doo

 

Stencil, acrylic and charcoal on fabric on board

60 x 60cm

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Where have all the flowers gone

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage canvas

30 x 30cm

 

NOT A FLYING DUCK - INSTALLATION VIEW

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The Dollie Queen

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage

30 x 59cm

 

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Fire is low

Stencil and acrylic on hand embroidered

fabric collage

50 x 23cm

 

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Take me to the dance

Hand-cut stencil and acrylic on hand embroidered fabric collage

35 x 45cm

 

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Can't stop

Stencil, bleach, acrylic and charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage canvas

90 x 90cm

 

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The Original Z

Hand-cut stencil, bleach, acrylic charcoal on hand embroidered fabric collage

90 x 120cm

 

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Blommekind

Stencil and acrylic on vintage fabric collage

35 x 35cm

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Vintage Z

Stencil, acrylic and charcoal on vintage fabric collage

40 x 40cm

 

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MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL - INSTALLATION VIEW

FRESHLYGROUND PERFORMING AT MY STUDIO ON OPENING NIGHT