Conrad Bote’s first major exhibit in five years
‘The Goliath Protocol” at the Everard Read Circa Gallery in Rosebank is Conrad Botes’ first major exhibit in five years. It features large-scale canvasses, and a selection of vignettes from the artist’s drawing books, on influences leading to these works including Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Four large-scale canvasses, including a 2 x 7 metre painting in oils, is Botes’ most ambitious work to date. His signature style is the use of biblical figures and myth, as he explores political issues in local history.
Botes is also known as one of the founders of Bitterkomix, a publication started when he was a student, to jolt the establishment and sparked controversy as they took on the Afrikaner cultural mainstream, which over time developed into a broader critique of South African society.
The exhibition is on until 18 May.
The Everard Read Circa Gallery is at 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank