Hylton Nel
Recent ceramics

1 December 2004 - 15 January 2005

Michael Stevenson Contemporary is proud to present new work by Hylton Nel in this second solo exhibition of his work in South Africa. Nel grew up in the Northern Cape in South Africa. After studying fine art in Grahamstown and in Antwerp in the early 1960s, he spent a decade between England and South Africa before returning permanently in 1974. Nel describes himself as an 'artist-potter' which aptly refers to his interest in painted imagery as well as in form and function. Over the past four decades he has developed a style of work that is rich in references to the decorative arts and literary and art historical sources. His plates, bowls, vases, plaques and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty and sometimes poignant line drawings and script. His imagery ranges from penises to Madonnas and from cats to angels, and his quotes are drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world around him. He presently lives on the outskirts of Calitzdorp, a small town in the Klein Karoo.

To view works from the 2003/4 Hylton Nel exhibition click here. For more information contact +27 (0)21 421 2575 or fax +27 (0)21 421 2578 or click here to email us.



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