Making Friends is a selection of imaginary portraits. The open narrative invites the viewer to form a more accurate picture of themselves and consider the ambiguity of the secret inner lives of other people. Creating the portraits is an exercise in empathy and letting go. A reminder that in the end, we often forget to pay close enough attention to how our thoughts colour our experiences and that we will do well if we can keep an open mind when meeting new potential friends.

7 - 20th October 2021
Artist Admin on Roeland Street, Gardens, Cape Town.
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Artist Biography 
Richard Myburgh (b. 1984) is a visual artist and graphic designer who lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Myburgh has participated in exhibitions including Sasol New Signatures 2018, Skrif, at Woordfees 2018 and Ink On Paper 2018–2019 at the La Motte Museum, with work shown alongside the likes of John Muafangejo, Cecil Skotnes and Irma Stern.

Artist statement
Myburgh's drawings in ink and watercolour combine both spontaneous and controlled brush marks. Portraits are often the subject matter, but they do not necessarily represent anyone in particular. The artwork is open to interpretation and invites the viewer to determine the narrative.

Portrait No. 134
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 146
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 132
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 155
2021 Portrait Series 4
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 150
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour marker on paper
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 152
2021 Portrait Series 4
Watercolour markers on paper
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 109
2021 Portrait Series 3
Ink on paper
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 124
2021 Portrait Series 3
Ink on paper
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 147
2021 Portrait Series 3
Ink on paper
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 148
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour marker on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Unframed: R1250
Framed: R1750
Portrait No. 137
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 110
2021 Portrait Series 3
Ink on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 154
2021 Portrait Series 4
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 133
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour markers on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Portrait No. 144
2021 Portrait Series 3
Watercolour marker on paper 
300 gsm Munken
Paper size: 21 x 28 cm
Framed size: 22.6 x 29.5 x 7 cm
Sold
Ypres
Hand-pulled screen 2-colour screen print
100% archival paper (BFK Rives 250gsm)
Limited edition of 5
Paper size: 56 x 76 cm
Framed size: 62 x 82 x 3.5 cm
No. 1/5 Framed: R5,750.00 
No. 2/5 Unframed: Sold
No. 3/5 Unframed: Sold
No. 4/5 Unframed: Sold
No. 5/5 Unframed: Sold
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