Selected Works

Those violent against nature and art - Dante, 2008
Oil on linen
190 x 200 cm
Beslan, 2005
Oil on linen (diptych)
190 x 200 cm
1963 , 2012
Oil on canvas
Frame: 133 x 103 cm Work: 130 x 100 cm
Circa 14th C - 21st C, 2009
Oil on Linen
3 x 3m
Cold Feat, 2006
Oil on linen
Work: 190 x 200 cm
Hear Blue Word, 2013
Pencil on paper
Work: 36 x 28 cm
The Dissolution of the Frame I, 2010
Bronze
24.5 x 10 x 7.5 cm / Work: 25 x 7 x 9 cm
The Dissolution of the Frame IV, 2010
Bronze
28 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm / Work: 28 x 9.5 x 7.5 cm
Holding our breath, 2017
Oil on cotton
Work: 130 x 190 cm
Opening up the Playing Field, 2011
Oil on canvas
180.5 x 100 cm
But Neither Spoke, 2009
Oil on cotton
176 x 150 cm
Miscalibrated – the sixth extinction, 2017
Oil on cotton
Work: 200 x 100 cm
Riding the pit mule home, 2017
Pastel on TNT spun fiber
Work: 130 x 90 cm
The slave trader's remorse, 2017
Pastel on TNT spun fiber
Work: 130 x 90 cm
Heads with Tales to Tell I, 2010
Bronze
7.5 x 9.6 x 7.5 cm / Work: 20 x 10 x 10 cm

Biography

(b. 1957, Johannesburg)

Claire Gavronsky works in a variety of mediums, most notably in painting and sculpture. Her work often uses visual reference’s to historical paintings, and cues are sometimes taken from events from everyday life. Memory, racism, violence against women and children are some of the theme’s which run through her oeuvre. Her work also bridge’s sometimes complex narratives through overlaid images, and stories which link the past to the present.

In 1981 Gavronsky received a Master of Fine Art in painting, and she moved to Italy in 1985 and has since lived between Cape Town and Tuscany.

In Florence, Gavronsky established, with fellow artist Rosemarie Shakinovsky, an international artist’s residency workshop in Tuscany. After the success of these workshops they founded workshops in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Venda and Botswana. Gavronsky and Shakinovsky often collaborate under the name Rosenclaire. They also collaborate on occasion with William Kentridge. She has exhibited extensively in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America.