Vusi Beauchamp

The Cult of One

David Krut Projects is pleased to present The Cult of One, a solo exhibition by Vusi Beauchamp exploring visual narratives that comment on social and political landscapes in South Africa.

 

The exhibition seeks to interrogate current societal ills and musings against a backdrop of the postcolonial, post-Apartheid and post-‘Rainbow Nation’ era. Beauchamp’s provocative iconography employs popular culture, satire and stereotypes in service of a visual political commentary. He seeks to examine the post-apartheid South African government embattled within itself, the disconnect with its people and our vexed social climate under this new viral threat, mired by false news and heightened insecurities over corruption.

 

The unprecedented rise of misinformation ‘brainwash’ tantamount to mental slavery undergirded by the inaction and reckless politicians duly to a ‘Cult of the elite’.

 

The Cult of One includes monotypes made in collaboration with Kim-Lee Loggenberg at the David Krut Workshop in 2021 and 2022, as well as mixed medium paintings with an array of mark making, pop art-inspired bright colours and text. Beauchamp is predominantly a painter, creating his works using various methods including spray painting and stencilling and materials such as crayons, charcoal, oil sticks and acrylic paints. Similarly, Beauchamp’s prints use a number of materials and techniques, often incorporating multiple layers to create a final print. The multidisciplinary approach for the series allowed for collaborative exchange, broadening the scope of realities in the multifarious dystopian Rainbow Nation narrative of the works.

 

The exhibition is a continuum of Beauchamp’s ongoing ‘Paradyse of the Damned’ series, which has been exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and recently in Romania at Borderline Art Space (2019).

Cash back, 2022

Watercolour and oil monotype on watercolour wash

75.5 x 54 cm

SOLD

Blanket Land, 2022

Watercolour and oil monotype on watercolour wash

55 x 53 cm

SOLD

Mr Right, 2022

Oil monotype

75.5 x 54 cm

R 9 200 VAT Inclusive unframed

Head in Charge, 2021

Oil monotype, collage and handwork

75.2 x 54 cm

R 11 430 VAT Inclusive framed

Monument, 2021

Oil monotype and handwork

41.8 x 31.1 cm

SOLD

Made Man & Man Made, both 2021

Oil monotype, collage and handwork

54 x 37.5 cm each

SOLD

David Krut Podcast – Vusi Beauchamp on the symbolism and iconography in his paintings

PAINTINGS

Vusi Beauchamp

The Great Feed, 2021

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

200 x 153 cm

SOLD

Vusi Beauchamp

Trojan Horse, 2022 

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

264 x 200 cm

R 103 500 VAT Inclusive

Vusi Beauchamp

The Tempest, 2022 

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

258 x 200 cm

R 103 500 VAT Inclusive Inclusive

Vusi Beauchamp

Saints and Sinners, 2022 

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

190 x 190 cm

R 86 250 VAT Inclusive

Vusi Beauchamp

Black Gold, 2022 

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

190 x 190 cm

R 86 250 VAT Inclusive

Vusi Beauchamp

Welcome Home, 2022 

Oil, acrylic, charcoal, spray paint and oil pastels on canvas

200 x 167 cm

R 80 500 VAT Inclusive

David Krut Podcast – Vusi Beauchamp in conversation with David Krut

Manchurian Candidate I, II & III, all 2021

Oil monotype, chine collé, collage and handwork

37.6 x 27.1 cm each

R 6 900 if unframed, R 8 030 if framed [VAT Inclusive]

Commander in Chief, 2021

Oil monotype and handwork

54 x 37.5 cm

R 9 200 VAT Inclusive unframed

Number One, 2021

Oil monotype and handwork

54 x 37.4 cm

R 9 200 VAT Inclusive unframed

Lamb in Chief, 2021

Oil monotype, collage and handwork

 41.8 x 31.1 cm

R 9 200 VAT Inclusive unframed

The Star, 2021

Oil monotype, collage and handwork

37.7 x 27 cm

R 6 900 VAT Inclusive unframed

Leader in Chief I, 2021

Oil monotype, collage and handwork

50.8 x 33.2 cm

R 6 900 VAT Inclusive unframed

Leader in Chief II, 2021

Oil monotype, watercolour wash, collage and handwork

37.7 x 22.9 cm

R 6 900 VAT Inclusive unframed

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