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Forms Gallery

Forms Gallery

Forms Gallery

Forms is a gallery without a space, based in South Africa and on the internet. It takes shape through collaborations with artists who make work that is critically, aesthetically and politically important. Founded in 2021, FORMS responds to a local context through a programme that is globally relevant and accessible.


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3D exhibitions

  • Forms Gallery

    Jarrett Erasmus: Selected Works

    05 Jul 2021 – 31 Jul 2021

    For the first edition of FORMS Features, FORMS presents a selection of works by Johannesburg-based artist Jarrett Erasmus. This presentation is accompanied by an interview and a short text introduction to Erasmus's work. To see these, visit https://collect.forms.gallery/JARRETT-ERASMUS .

  • Forms Gallery

    Emergence

    24 Mar 2021 – 30 Apr 2021

    * Hedwig Barry * Jarrett Erasmus * Callan Grecia * Gavin Jantjes * Tzung Hui Lauren Lee * NYakallo Maleke * Zen Marie * Sphephelo Mnguni * Matty Monethi * Khotso Motsoeneng * Richard Penn * Robyn penn * Abri de Swardt * Things don't just begin. They emerge. The weather brews, a confluence of complex systems, forces and matter. Code gives rise to digital being. And out of a tangle of proteins comes organic life. In the physical world, as in the digital, emergence is a conspiracy of parts, the coming together of desires, forces and material. In the art world people “emerge” too. They emerge out of obscurity and into the public eye. They get "discovered", or re-discovered. "Emerging artists" get caught in the not-yet of emergence, in the precarious idea that one is always on the way to arriving. And because of this they are also, often, victims of the market for emergence and all that that entails: scrutiny, flirtation, frenzy, speculation and, sometimes, abandonment. "Emergence" is a hypothetical gathering of artists at different stages of their careers at a time when physical encounters are limited or, in some cases, impossible. It presents an ensemble that allows something to emerge in digital space, a moment of action that challenges the idea that something is only "real" when it manifests physically. And finally, it represents a skepticism towards the euphemistic concept of the emerging artist, proposing instead that artists are always emerging from something and moving towards something else.

    latest works

    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) VIII, 2021
      102 x 102 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) II, 2021
      48 x 63 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      The Watchers IV, 2021
      112 x 152 x 5 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      The Watchers II, 2021
      102 x 102 x 7.5 cm (h x w x d)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) Study V, 2021
      23 x 31 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on Fabriano Paper
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) Study IV, 2021
      23 x 31 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on Fabriano Paper
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) Study III , 2021
      31 x 23 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on Fabriano Paper
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) Study II, 2021
      23 x 31 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on Fabriano Paper
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) Study I, 2021
      23 x 31 cm (h x w)
      Gouache on Fabriano Paper
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) II, 2019
      48 x 63 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jarrett Erasmus

      Empty (Pool) I , 2019
      63 x 48 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Hedwig Barry

      The more you look the more you see, 2020
      42 x 30 cm (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
      USD 940
    • Richard Penn

      1s & 0s 26, 2021
      25 x 30 cm (h x w)
      PASTEL ON PAPER
      USD 610
    • Callan Grecia

      Smoking Head 1, 2021
      59.4 x 42 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on bristol
      USD 200
    • Callan Grecia

      Smoking Head 2, 2021
      59.4 x 42 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on bristol
      200
    • Callan Grecia

      Smoking Head 3, 2021
      59.4 x 42 cm (h x w)
      acrylic on bristol
      USD 200
    • Callan Grecia

      Chair, 2020
      42 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      acrylic marker and acrylic on bristol
      USD 150
    • Khotso Motsoeneng

      Hole Le Hae , 2020
      91 x 191 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic and Puff Paint on Canvas
      USD 1430
    • Richard Penn

      Manifold III , 2014
      30 x 30 cm (h x w)
      drawing on paper
      USD 670
    • Richard Penn

      Manifold II, 2014
      30 x 30 cm (h x w)
      drawing on paper
      USD 670
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