ARTEYE’S AMAZING ARTISTS
It’s been just over a year and look what we have accomplished!
We have to thank our wonderful clients for the years worth of support!!
At first the idea of a studio in a safe and secure place in the inner city was simply to accommodate and serve the need that some of our artists battled for a creative ‘safe place’ where creativity was free to flourish and find its greatness . A place to accommodate and encourage free thought without the outside pressures of life .
We also added a 40 seater dining table where we can invite art lovers and collectors to luck or dine with ART , ARTISTS and or both ! Building bridges , holding hands and encouriging conversation.
Thus #AETheStudio was borne. To much success.
As we spent time in and discovered the inner city and #EllisHouseSA we learnt more about the energy that is needed to allow creative growth to take root and sprout . SPACE . It really is that simple .
In a world where we are all ontop of each other and battle for breathing space we realised that continuing to build our gallery in a small space limited us to the wonderful creative process , thus we decided to take the space next door to the studio and create #AETheLaunchPad . The space is grey and moody , it allows you to interact with the art from a distance due to the vast space , we have a digital projector room where we encourage artists to produce 10 min videos that loop and invite collectors and viewers to discover a little more about thier world .
Due to the huge costs of being in a shopping centre and the sudden death of feat in the retail industry plus due to 5 new malls popping up in the area we took the difficult decision to move our whole operation to the inner city and take another large space which we have called AETheProjectRoom . This is a space that will house our head office and operations centre , a place where we can accommodate corporate interaction thus opening dialogue and ideas between two of our most powerful and influential players in South Africa ……….corporate and the arts !
Take the time to drop in and see what we have built for YOU , for ARTISTS , for THE ARTS , for BUSINESS , for COLLECTORS …….we think you’ll love it as much as we do!
#ArtEyeGallery #ContemporaryArt #AETheLaunchPad #AETheStudio www.arteye.co.za
ART EYE GALLERY THE ARTISTS
Art Eye Gallery has directed its focus on being a platform for great expression and story telling. Our artists are not only dedicated to their individual practices but express narratives that are directly focused on what it means to live in South Africa today. With grave diversity and cultural miscellany, South African Contemporary Visual Art communicates a continent of rich visual aesthetics.
We have worked very closely with our artists by encouraging an atmosphere of experimentation and innovation in our art spaces. Art Eye has preceded even my own expectation by constantly reimagining itself and the role that it has to play in the South African Art industry. Our newly developed spaces, The AE Launchpad, AE Studio and AE Project Room are all dedicated to providing a stimulating experience of Art in this phenomenal 1500 square metre exhibition and studio space on the 5th Floor of Ellis House Art Studios. Situated in the heart of New Doornfontein the new Art Eye Gallery spaces are truly challenging the conventions of creative art spaces in Johannesburg. Our vision continues to transcend boundaries by pushing the envelope and continuously imagining bigger ideas and more importantly imaginative collaborations.
AE THE STUDIO, THE AE LAUNCHPAD AND THE AE PROJECT ROOM
#AETheStudio #AETheLaunchPad #AETheProjectRoom www.arteye.co.za
Art Eye has directed its focus on being a platform for great expression and story telling. Our artists are not only dedicated to their individual practices but express narratives that are directly focused on what it means to live in South Africa today. With great diversity and cultural miscellany, South African Contemporary Visual Art communicates a continent of richness, of physical being and a visual aesthetic to an international audience.
We exist in an age where our traditions, our backgrounds and opinions can affect and even disable the often-fragile interaction with those around us. We are constantly influx in our individual realities, trying to find our place in this multifaceted country. While establishing place our conversations and exchanges layer meaningful insights with those different to us. Contemporary South African Art seems to highlight this interplay as artists use their own narratives as subject matter for their works; creating dialogues that are relatable and encourage us to not only talk to each other but share and collaborate. Art seems to transcend its object(ness) as a commercial commodity and exists often as a signifier of the space and time we that we live in.
The Art Eye Studio situated in New Doornfontein, is a collaborative space that perpetuates this idea of free expression and community. The AE Studio, as commonly known, is born from the vision of the Art Eye Gallery in The Design Quarter, Fourways. The AE Studio is an experimental project space, which hosts a number of innovative and creative collaborations by artists from different scopes of the South African art scene.
Artists have been invited to participate in workshops, live drawing sessions and residencies thus far; creating a platform for interdisciplinary interventions as well as allowing for the exhibition of other visual art forms. The AE Launchpad, our new exhibition space that has recently been completed is a pristine exhibition space where guests are invited to experience Art sensually. The visuals that are placed on the walls are complimented by hints of ylang ylang, amidst a cacophony of instruments filling the room. The moody dark space allows our visitors the room to intimately and quietly engage with the work. The space will host an array of different art forms from video, performance, musical and installation artists, broadening our scope but still maintaining a direction towards original production and creativity.
Art Eye has continued to centre its focus on creating platforms for emerging and established artists to gain exposure and create sustainable visual arts careers. The AE Launchpad concomitantly bridges the gap between the formal exhibition space and workshop space allowing for artists to experiment, converse and express their innermost thoughts through the visual arts medium. It is our belief that visual arts stands to not only reflect a contemporary aesthetic but more importantly reflect the perspective of our current society.
The AE Studio, AE Launchpad and AE Project Room function in adjoining spaces, creating a synchronicity between traditional workshop spaces and exhibition spaces. The Launchpad and Project Room is a vibrant new space where we hope to explore the infinite scope of South African art making, by shining a light on new and upcoming artists.
The space(s) situated on the 5th floor of Ellis House; a building dedicated to the promotion of South African Art and artists. The building houses artists, galleries and art practitioners creating multiple dialogues around the production and exhibition of contemporary art. Art Eye chose this new space drawn by its creative energy and close proximity to the inner city. The Art Eye inner city spaces are ventures dedicated to breaking down barriers and celebrating our diversity through Art. These spaces exist in order to create visibility and conjure discussions around humanity, diversity and create a sense of community between artists and art buyers.
#ArtEyeGallery #AETheLaunchPad #AETheStudio
Why not come down to our fantastic new inner city space where we have created three completely separate spaces for you to engage with and experience the great art our wonderful country has to offer !
From masters to relatively new artists , this is your one stop to find that perfect piece for your home / collection !
We offer great advice , are happy to spend time with you working on finding that masterpiece . For us its about the value of the art ……not the price of the art . Drop in and meet the team , we are open from 10am to 4 pm Monday / Saturday www.arteye.co.za
+27 71 386 2198