Ingrid Uys

A departure from her favoured birds as subject matter, Uys currently explores themes of permanence vs impermanence through unfocussed dreamlike images of vegetation and dense undergrowth – branches, twigs, moss – using a fresh palette. Her usual brushstroke is exaggerated, adding to the feel of altered reality. The depiction of light against shadow is used add depth to the concept of fleeting and fragility.                  

 

Ingrid Uys was born in 1985 in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. Growing up in small towns like Middleburg, Clarens and Harrismith, she participated in art classes in different studios in many different small towns. Uys completed her BA Fine Art Degree in 2007 at the University of Pretoria, specializing in oil painting.

 

Uys had her first solo exhibition in 2016 at Halifax Art Gallery in Johannesburg. Since then, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions since at various spaces, including Carol Lee and Lizamore and Associates. Her work was included in the exhibition hosted by BirdLife South Africa, (Everard Read Gallery) in 2016. Over the last 3 consecutive years, Uys has enjoyed successful shows at the Turbine Art Fair with the White River Gallery, her second solo hosted by the White River Gallery in Oct 2020.

 

"I find most of my inspiration in nature, the beauty and mysteries of creation, finding ways to translate meaning and purpose through my work. I am fascinated by the delicate relationship we have with each other and nature. A major theme in my work is the fragility of time, a recurring and almost consistent concept I am developing. Wearing glasses/contact lenses myself, I find the vision we have, the way we see and interpret the world around us, captivating."

 

-Ingrid Uys 2021

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Exhibitions

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Turbine Art Fair 2021

Turbine Art Fair 2021

Ingrid Uys, Sue Martin, Phindile Mamba
White River Gallery
01 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021

 Turbine Art Fair 2021

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A Fragile Whisper

A Fragile Whisper

Ingrid Uys
White River Gallery
24 Oct 2020 - 15 Nov 2020

Ingrid Uys - A Fragile Whisper

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Say Africa

Say Africa

Laurel Holmes, Ingrid Uys, Andrew Hamlet, Sue Martin, Mariana Zwaan, Karin Daymond, Walter Voigt, Erica Schoeman, Eric Eatwell, James De Villiers, Lynette van Tonder, Rene Eloff, Gerrie van Tonder, Winston Thekiso, Wendy Sippel, Noeleen Kleve , Marina Louw, Michael Heyns, Anton Smit, Tony Fredriksson, Willem Pretorius, Anna Kirsten, Gwen Miller, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Lebohang Sithole, Braam van Wijk, Sizwe Khoza, Linda Pretorius, Pat Sithole, Nelsa Guambe, Jonathan Kassel, Elise Buitendag, Bongi Bengu, Odette Saayman, Annelie Odendaal, Daryl Nero, Valinda Lombard, Maria Pienaar, Cobus van Bosch, Maria Marais, Coleen Williams, Henriette van Staden, Ewald Esselen, Pete Armstrong, Khulekani Msweli, Phindile Mamba, Thabo Lukhele, M.J. Hill, Jackie Noakes, Ianthe Hudson, Anya Heymans, Lucy Doran, Valinda Lombard, Thelmi, Siphiwe Fokazi, Belinde Fourie, Belinde Fourie, Ian Hertslet, Ian Hertslet, Mimi van der Merwe, Zakkie Eloff, Jennifer Snyman
White River Gallery
30 Nov 2019 - 19 Jan 2020

"I may be walking in the streets of a city called London, but the dust on my boots, and rhythm of my feet ...

A Coterie of Orchids

A Coterie of Orchids

Ingrid Uys, Mariana Zwaan, Griet Van Der Meulen, Rene Eloff, Anna Kirsten, Elizabeth Tristram, Liz McQueen, Elise Buitendag, Odette Saayman, Valinda Lombard, Libby Bell, Hanlie Bosch, Carla Grindstad, Celeste Higgs, Linda Kuhn, Marina Louw
White River Gallery
19 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019

A group exhibition exploring new ways of viewing orchids and their world.