Twin Peaks before Lynch
People will do anything to get close(r) to a Pierneef. In an effort to authentically experience, trace and capture the spirit of a Pierneef painting, the artist Monique Pelser was harnessed to a tree overlooking the Cullinan mine for 16 hours.
The atmosphere, shadows and character she was searching for in this 2009 project, which she recently put on sale during First Thursdays in Cape Town as part of the 1K Project, was determined by a work in a famous series of landscapes Pierneef produced for the Johannesburg railway station.
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