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Afeefa B Alam - Kempton Irises | Still Life Art Painting
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Afeefa B Alam - "Kempton Irises"

"Kempton Irises"

Kempton Irises
Oil on Board, US$ 77

Kempton Irises

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Oil on Board
oil on canvas board varnished framed

W: 275mm x H: 305mm x D: 10mm
W: 11" x H: 12" x D:

Approx. Weight: 0.8kg

This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)




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About "Kempton Irises"

The Dietes Grandiflora also known as the Fairy Iris or Wild Iris is indigenous to SA. I came across this particular specimen while on holiday in Kempton Park,Gauteng and I was struck by the unusual deep purple of the inner inflorscence. The ones I had seen before were all much paler. Hidden in the shadow of the wall it was growing against, the combination of stark white and deep purple called out to be painted. This painting reminds me that if we pay attention we too can find hidden gems of ability that we had no idea existed in our own selves. We need to look and when we see a glimmer follow it. The Fairy Iris's flowers are ephemeral and last only a day or 2 but if well watered can flower very profusely just like our own hidden abilities. If we nuture them they can flower beyond our wildest imaginings!

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About Afeefa B

Afeefa B Alam

Firstly my work celebrates the beauty that is constantly around us. It is homage to THE Creator; an appreciation for all that He has created. I encourage the viewer to "stop and stare" instead of rushing past in life's rat race. Secondly my work is an outlet for my own emotions; a psychological cleansing catharsis and mirror. The subject of any given work is multi- layerd. The moods and undercurrents represent my own internal preoccupations,anxieties and hopes; much of which I am unaware of until I've completed a piece and can see it reflected on the canvas. A common thread that runs through my work is my fascination with light. I love to explore the way it changes everything it touches and how the mood and atmosphere of a piece is totally reliant on the light.I am attracted to the natural world for subject matter, sky, sea, space, botanical flora and fungi amongst others. As a personal principal I refuse to accept that anything is impossible nor do I accept the limitations of human senses as being a definitive criteria for what exists and what doesn't! I like exploring the possibilities of "what ifs" and alternate realities and timelines, painted realisticaly as if they do exist.

Price Range

US$ 64-204



Exhibitions at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 Gallery in Pretoria
2015- Annual Miniature Group Exhibition
2015- Subculture Group Exhibition (curated by Mignon Modema)
2015- Year of the Wooden Ram - Chinese New Year Exhibition
2015- ABC's of Life Group Exhibition (curated by Ildiko Phol)
2014- Christmas Group Exhibition
2014- Annual Miniature Exhibition
2014- Roald Dhal Literary Group Exhibition

Newcastle - Art In the Park
2013 - demonstrated and exhibited
2012 - exhibited

2012- 1st Prize Drawing Category-Bohemia Arts Competition -Vryheid
2011- 3rd Prize Art- Natal Museum "Celebrating 150yrs of Indians In SA" competition

Public Collections
-Natal Museum
Corporate and Private Collections
-D'Bete Finacials Johannesburg
-Flat Glass and Windscreens Dundee
-many private homes in KZN and Gauteng


Largely self taught

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