South African art comes to life
Gabrielle Kruger was born in 1993 in Cape Town and graduated from Stellenbosch University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015. She went on to receive her Masters in Fine Arts from Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town in 2018. She has held exhibitions widely within South Africa
Textile designer at Isobel Sippel Studio
Gabrielle works closely with her mother at her mother’s studio, which was developed out of a deep love of textiles and a desire to create beautiful objects. Here, fabric is painted, hand dyed and stitched by a close team of creative people. The results are beautiful images depicting life’s abundance on a backdrop of pure linen fabrics. From cushions to linen tablecloths and table runners, every item is breathtakingly beautiful and unique.
View Gabrielle’s installation at SMAC gallery in Stellenbosch
Gabrielle has collaborated with studio mate Marlene Steyn to create ‘Garden Smoothie’ – a collaborative exhibition of their work. The inspiration behind this installation is the idea of ‘something growing’ and it’s designed to replicate their studio practice, which is a vibrant space overgrown with art. Garden Smoothie is a delicious, lush exhibition that combines paint and ceramics in a unique mingling of unconventional materials. The ingredients of this Eden include everything from leaves to nudity with playful undertones throughout this greenhouse of delight.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a inaugural collaboration between NIROX and the national School of Arts
In a South African city plastic jungle, which reflects attitudes and the materials of the 21st century was set – ‘A Midsummer night’s dream’. In a plastic and fake world, this play gave us an opportunity for just one moment, to discover our imaginations and dream. Gabrielle Kruger set the scenography for the play following an extended spell in the NIROX Artist Residency.
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