South African auction house, Aspire Art Auctions, is delivering a trove of paintings speckled with colourful hues in their forthcoming spring auction.

To be held on 28 October, this auction includes historic, modern and contemporary works of art – promising something for every enthusiastic collector, whether a fresh novice or considered expert.

This vibrant, geometric work by Polish-born, Cape Town-based artist Andrzej Urbanski (b. 1983) consists of spray paint and acrylic on canvas. Measuring 200 x 230 cm, it’s inscribed ‘CT’ and ‘To Rebecca, I Love You’ on its reverse.

Andrzej Urbanski is known for his immaculate and hard-edged abstract art. He describes his clean-cut forms, which overlap one another, as ‘high’ or ‘low’ frequency, referring to their intricate compositions or quieter forms and subdued colour palettes.

In A028 140/108/16, bold shards of complementary blues and pinks splice into one another, forming cuts of purple and grey, and creating an impression of depth of space and form.

Here, Adam most likely refers to biblical Adam, with the Garden of Eden sprouting from his body, in particular his torso and ears. The work, which exhibited at the Biennale of São Paulo, Brazil is 1973, is by the South African artist Alexis Preller (1911-1975). Preller trained at the Westminster School of Art from, which he graduated from in 1934, and later at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.

While it has been cited that Preller was influenced by the works of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, there is also clear surrealism in play. An irrational colour palette of purple, blue and green form the background to this juxtaposition of images, scraped together to form an uneasy and dreamlike composition.

Dr Esther Mahlangu (b. 1935) was born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, in what is now known as the Mpumalanga province. Following traditions passed down from her mother and grandmother, she learned traditional Ndebele wall painting and beadwork as a child. Mahlangu became an expert in mural production as a teenager, using a widening range of paint colours which emerged in the 1940s. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg on 9 April 2018.

The artist is known for her bold and large-scale paintings that reference her Ndebele heritage, as with this piece from 2018, measuring 70 x 90 cm. The strong blocks of colour, held in tact with thick and inky black borders, are vibrant symbols and expressions portraying communications of personal prayers, self-identification, values, emotions and marriage.

Wherever your colourful tendencies take you, we suggest they guide you towards Aspire Art Auctions, where you’ll find hundreds of vibrant works on offer.

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