The SA Print Gallery is proud to announce Joshua Miles’s latest breathtaking show of woodcuts and monoprints, titled “Gritty City”.
In a bold evolution from his tranquil rural landscapes, Miles has created a challenging combination of dark urban wastelands and beautiful natural backdrops in order to create dynamic images typical of contemporary Cape Town. In works such as “Industrial Cape Town” and “Saltriver View From Devil’s Peak”, smoggy views of the Woodstock and Salt River areas are juxtaposed with beautiful Table Mountain in breathtaking early morning light.
Joshua Miles was born in the Overberg in the Western Cape in 1967, and developed his craft at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, where he won the Michaelis prize in his fourth year. He lists his aunt, Elsa Miles (artist and art historian) as an early influence, and he was also greatly influenced by the artist Cecil Skotnes, who instructed him at Michaelis. He also names the Japanese tradition of woodcut printmaking as a lifelong inspiration to his work.
The exhibition opens on 3 December at 10:00 and runs until 30 January 2017.