Mother and daughter exhibit together

03 March 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Reflection in form, a collection of art and sculpture created by mother and daughter, Elna Venter and Comine Bruwer, opens in the Omba Gallery in the capital on Tuesday (5 March).

Reflecting upon her childhood, retired art teacher and crafter Elna, exhibits a variety of abstract collagraphs (materials applied to rigid substrates) she had made using the intaglio print-making technique, on high-quality printing paper. Intaglio is the opposite of relief printmaking and has a very particular effect due to the ink being below the surface of the substrate or plate.

Elna's abstract works are reflections of a lifetime collection of emotions, memories, experiences and impressions. Skillfully combined with the intaglio printmaking effect, the subtle accents in her works make them that much more poignant to the observer.

Qualified jeweller and designer Comine, is fascinated with form in three dimensions and found sculpting the ideal vehicle to best artistically express herself. Her preferred medium for sculpting is bronze but she also incorporates unconventional materials such as resin, clay and glass to add artistic depth and imbue her sculptures with very specific meaning. Her sculptures show, sincerely and honestly, a highly-developed personal aesthetic reflected through the prism of inspiration she holds up to the light for the observer, her own personal well from which she deeply draws most of her inspiration for her sculptures.

The exhibition can be viewed until 29 March.

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