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Pelican with a Hearted Hat

Pelican with a Hearted Hat

Hunger Games

Hunger Games

Cheryl Traub-Adler

Two Bear Bar One

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Edition Size 1
Medium Oil on Canvas
Height (cm) 50
Width (cm) 50
Artist Cheryl Traub-Adler

from her exhibition *elementals & incidentals at Nel Gallery in Cape Town. The body of work consists of abstract painting of a type of intuitive feeling or gaging of where we currently are. It is a highly personal response to the pandemic

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Part of Cheryl Traub-Adler's exhbition *elementals & incidentals at Nel Gallery in Cape Town. The show consists of abstract paintings, all very personal responses to the times we find ourselves in. Intuitive, searching, sensing, feeling. These are the words the art brings to mind.

She says: 

“Right now painting seems to me to be the most

tactile response to a world that is devoid of the closeness of touch.

The intimacy of crowds has disappeared and the nostalgia of travel is part of a deeper

longing that is a sense of a lost reality.

My own imagination has turned to the narrative of paint on canvas, and the journey that

the unconscious wonderings tell.

This working is a type of synesthesia; a sensing through a subjective lens and

translated into colour and sensual textuality.

An expressive style that is grounded in a deep understanding of the history of painting,

these paintings could be described as part dream-fantasy, part Surreal Abstract.

With age, freedom has overtaken fear and this is made manifest in a continual

absorption of the primary purpose of what it takes to be continually in the process of


The work is testimony to this abandon and portrays a world that is located within a

deepening understanding of alchemy and the mysterious ways of nature.”