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Meet the artist

Want to meet the artist who’s art inspires you? Looking for something fun to do in Cape Town? This is your chance to meet South African and international artists up close, have a cocktail, and do some shopping.

It’s the perfect way to start your night out on the town. So gather your friends and come on down!

Stay tuned for the next events.

Meet the Artist venue

YOU&I Gallery Kloof Nek
17 Koof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town

Past events

Kyle Jardine - Painter

Kyle Jardine “Please be Seated”

Solo one room exhibition an MeNU – You&I Gallery Kloof Nek.

My work & current exhibition “ please be seated “ Is influenced by the things that surround me in my everyday Life. I’m fascinated by history, antiques & architecture. I’m a huge lover of heritage homes & the stories the walls have to tell. I am also a big lover of fashion, costume
design, theatre ( where I worked as a professional performer) & of course the subtle element of story telling.
Creating eclectic scenes filled with detail, mysterious characters, prints & pops of colour! The style of these works have previously been described as sets, which in hind site makes total sense. The stage is set & the plot unravels.
All these elements combined make up the mystery of a scene… Allowing you to decide for yourself what’s unfolding before your eyes.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

I take heed of the American artist Ben Shahn’s wise words re the work of art being the product of the human spirit who’s essential nature is celebratory.

Date: Thursday 5h January 2023
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Richard Scott

Richard Scott

I have always had a passion to create, now I had found how I could marry my hatred of conditioning with my love of art.

My work is colourful and figurative mostly portraying female semi-nudes in a variety of playful stances. These images are applied in thick, monochrome colour on large surfaces, couched in prominent black outlines.

Date: Friday 16th December 2022
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Riana Gear

Riana Gear

As I search for meaning through concepts and images unfolding from my mind and fingertips, I find reality constantly shifting and new layers of truth exposed for deconstruction, and if the search for meaning gets too heavy, I just paint for fun.

Date: Thursday 1st December 2022
Time: 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Kyle Jardine - Painter
Kyle Jardine – Painter

Kyle Jardine

I have developed a following through my creations which share a perspective of mischief, naivety and a child like charm in my artwork. My illustrative quality and attention to detail in my artwork showcase my free and meticulous style and approach. With a passion for architecture, imaginative interiors, a magical use of colour and other playful themes, all display my unique outlook on life.

Date: Thursday 17th November 2022
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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