6 May – 4 June 2011
Karl Gietl comes back to Joburg for a solo exhibition of his latest paintings, taking us for a journey through downtown’s backstreets to suddenly emerge on the bustling boulevards of the city and, in the same breath, enter the intimacy of a bedroom.
Gietl paints the terrible beauty of life in visual tales happening when people get together, with bliss and desire, death and memory. Le Café de la Vie!
The exhibition features thirty-two richly layered compositions painted by Karl Gietl with superb skills and commendable patience, bringing to life his very own universe, somewhere over the rainbow.
the expulsion of the roms, oil on canvas, 80x100cm, 2010