Georgina Berens

Georgina Berens (b.1992) is a printmaker and artist living and working in Cape Town. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at Michaelis School of Fine Art, the University of Cape Town in 2016 and received the Matthew Somers Memorial Prize in 2014. Internships: Smith Studio, Warren Editions and most recently The Artists’ Press. In 2017 she completed a residency at the Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre in Jyväskylä, Finland.

'My recent prints offer a glimpse into the quiet moments of pause within the city of Cape Town. Working from my own sketches and photographs, I aim to show an insider’s view of the well-documented tourist city. Cape Town is a place of many contrasts and one of these is between severe concrete architecture and picturesque mountains and beaches.

We see this contrast in the lithograph Down The Line, between the forest at the foot of the mountain and the bridge and highway of De Waal Drive. The familiar view is usually glimpsed while passing by either through vehicle window or moving through the city on foot - but is held still here for the viewer to contemplate.

Shadow Passing offers a similar type of contemplation. A figure pauses for a second to view their shadow on a wall. It is a calm and tranquil moment of solitude - perhaps the early morning or evening. A time in-between, a moment of self-reflection". Georgina Berens, 2017.

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New Editions from The Artists' Press

Title: Shadow Passing
Medium: Single colour lithograph
Paper size: 32 x 34 cm
Image size: 16 x 19 cm
Edition size: 15

Title: Down the Line
Medium: Single colour lithograph
Paper size: 41.5 x 40 cm
Image size: 23.8 x 22.5 cm
Edition size: 20
Price: R 1 500 (excl.VAT)

Title: The Artists' Press
Medium: Single colour lithograph
Paper size: 27 x 36.5 cm
Edition size: 50
Price: 25th Years of The Artists' Press celebration print. Not for sale.