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Lioda Conrad

 
Artist
Cape Town
South Africa
Lioda Conrad Fine Art
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Cape Town based graphically trained Fine Artist working in both Abstract and portraiture.
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Cape Town based graphically trained Fine Artist working in both Abstract and portraiture.

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Artist Statement 'I am an artist because it is something that I am as a being of creation and creation is a primary function thus. Inside I find a well of immeasurable, quiet turmoil where shapes, forms and colour surface and struggle to find life outside of my being. I allow these to overwhelm me every time I work and find solace in the fact that they are a part of me. A Singular line can have as much beauty as the most complex verse or pattern, and embodies all of what the artist is and can be. Contrasts within work, life, light and dark, soft and hard, good and bad just the beauty of things being, even a single look in a child's eyes or a bottle top long discarded and given to rust, all the minute changes in the being of things are where I find beauty and a reason to work. I paint to be me. Art cannot conceal any lies. Within it can only be truth.? Lioda Conrad has made the switch from the visual performing arts during childhood as a prima ballerina trained by renown Ken Yates and Jillian Joubert to study Graphic design and entered into the filmmaking industry where she has been working for the last 10 years as both Make-up and hair stylist as well as stylist, wardrobe mistress or stills director on BBC, Warner Brothers and other productions. Yearning to fully explore her deepest longing and well of turmoil felt to give outing to her innermost thought and expressions, she has transitioned to full time artist.She is a Cape Town based graphically trained Fine Artist with a love for the African Environment. The bush, the people and the animals contained within, are reflected clearly in her work. She has very elegant lines and a very personal bold style. Her work is both sensitive and freely expressive of the beauty found in Africa. Her work includes highly stylised contemporary portraits in split contemporary colours as well as incredible charcoal, pastel and conte crayon portraits both realistic but with a certain quality of elegance of line with sophisticated and expert handling of a very hard medium to master. She had been described as an upcoming 'force' with substantial value by some SA art masters who are calling her work an important body of work and consider her to be one of SA's best female artists. 

Events

Featured Artist in Saatchi Collection. Group exhibition - Conte Magazine Inaugural exhibition -44 Stanley Contributing Artist: Dignity SA Auction for assisted Dying. 'The Noble' fetching R100 000 Contributing Artist: Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art 'Opia' fetching R40 000 as well as 'Yugen' fetching R14 000 Contributing Artist - Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - ISPS Handa International Invitational - 'Untamed Heart' fetching R24 000 Feature in Art Takes Manhattan Feature in Xposy Magazine- Week long Trend Feature in The Major Gallery Feature in Createx Most funds donated via sales World exclusive Baboon Matters Artist in African Portraiture service UK based EN1 Prints Invitation to Japan by Minister of Economy Invitation to New York By Colourme Africa Week residencey with Benon Lutaaya- August House Winner design award SANCA Best Figure study student award Recipient of Oppenheimer Grant Works hosted in private collections in USA, UK, Ireland, SA and Switzerland

Exhibitions

Group exhibition : Conte Magazine Inaugural exhibition -44 Stanley Group Exhibition : Dignity SA Auction for assisted Dying. 'The Noble' fetching R100 000 Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art 'Opia' fetching R40 000 Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - Valley Flair Art 'Opia' fetching Group Exhibition : Make a Difference Leadership Foundation - ISPS Handa International Invitational - 'Untamed Heart' fetching R24 000

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