Our latest Edition has been created in collaboration with Shakil Solanki. Solanki is a well-known printmaker, and You take my face in palm, and call me the morning sun II is a rare and exciting venture for the artist into the ancient print medium of stone lithography.
Solanki interrogates the dynamics of intimacy using the spatial setting of a secret garden to explore the dualities of tenderness, desire and violence. Whilst the artist is typically associated with his preferred palette of blues, this Edition presents a fresh exploration of his subject matter.
Solanki earned his BAFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2019. Upon completion of his degree, Solanki was awarded the Simon Gerson Award, as well as the Katrine Harries Print Cabinet Award, for excellent achievement in the printmaking medium. He held his first solo presentation at What If The World Gallery in Cape Town, 2020.