Uwe Pfaff presents a humorous and thought-provoking body of work

“I hope to arrive at my death, late, in love, a little drunk and smoking a fat cigar”
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Lizamore & Associates are pleased to present a solo exhibition, Madness and creativity spring from the same well by Uwe Pfaff. The exhibition features Pfaff’s signature tongue-in-the-cheek sculptures.

Madness and creativity spring from the same well consists of life-size, medium and small sculptures, wall works paintings on aluminium and rust pictures. Pfaff’s artworks act as musings on the artist’s thoughts & ideas, that unfold in humorous stories. “Each work is like a pearl in a necklace, and the string is my wicked sense of humour that keeps them together," he says. Pfaff presents the viewer with narrative-inspired artworks with the hope that the viewer will ‘read’ each work and search for and interpret the meaning. The titles of the exhibition and the artworks offer clues to the stories the artist playfully tells. His titles are puns or word-play on recognizable and ironic phrases. Pfaff employs his unique sense of humour to subtly explore life, death, mortality and time. Pfaff masterfully explores these cynical concepts with a light and humorous tone. 

“As an artist and/or philosopher, I cannot grapple with everything at the same time (although a Grappa would surely help). So, I amuse myself observing the oddities and contradiction in life as we know or don’t know it”
— Uwe Pfaff


This thought-provoking exhibition opens on Thursday 2 August 2018 at 18:00 and will run until 25 August 2018 at Lizamore & Associates Gallery (155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg).