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< Syndi Kahn

BIOGRAPHY

Syndi Kahn lives in the Cape Winelands (in South Africa) with her husband and two young sons. She graduated in 1996 from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in Cape Town, worked in graphic design in London and Cape Town and now works as a full-time artist.

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Solo Exhibitions

2021 Holding Pattern, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2019 – 2020 Wondering, The Silo Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

2017 Balance of Departure (part of Cubicle series), Circa Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 Glissando, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Opacity, South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Summer, Group exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa Imago, Group Exhibition, Everard Read, Franschhoek, South Africa On Being, Group Exhibition, Everard Read, Franschhoek, South Africa Still, Group Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2019 Summer Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa Winter Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa

2018 Summer Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa Summer Exhibition, Everard Read London, UK Winter, Everard Read/Circa Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Nano 1.2, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

STATEMENT

There is an oscillating tension within Syndi Kahn’s artworks, as their rhythmic composition differs. Some encapsulate a depth of field of horizons or vast sceneries, while others have narratives that are diffused with pixilated detailing or have been broken down to a structured cellular or organic level. Kahn questions the environment in relation to human beings – not simply in reference to city and nature, but more inwards to an interior landscape as well. This links the thread between ‘landscape’ (as a greater force) and geography (of sorts) at a possible cellular level. Kahn’s sense of ‘destination and journey’ is thus simultaneously imbued with the macro and microcosmic – both literally as journeys from point A to B, and equally a voyage of self discovery.