2018 Winners Announced

Stellenbosch student wins Sasol New Signatures 2018

Stellenbosch-based artist, Jessica Storm Kapp, 22, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. 

Kapp won the coveted award for her rammed earth columns and embedded object installation piece titled Mapping Time. The artwork investigates whether fine art can evoke multisensory experiences of home through the use of retrieved objects and materials. These objects have value both because of the site from which they were taken as well as their intrinsic value as traces of dwelling - reconstructing fragments of retrieved objects and materials in an attempt to illustrate concepts such as loss, trace, place attachment and reflection. 

Coming in second place was Cape Town artist Peter Mikael Campbell.  He wins for his work in pencil titled, Kaisen, which means, “change for better” in Japanese. In this work Campbell aims to evoke a quiet meditation regarding the balance of opposites – in this case between simplicity and complexity- as well as the value of aesthetic beauty as a meaningful pursuit.  For the artist, the ultimate purpose for creating this work is to evoke a buffer against the tragedy woven into life.  

 

The 5 Merit Award Winners are: 

Kelly Crouse - Port Elizabeth
Medication:  C₂₃H₂₇N₃O₇
Mixed media

Debbie Fann - Port Elizabeth
Cheque or Savings?
Acrylic and digital print on paper

Pierre Henri Le Riche - Cape Town
Ap(peal) I & Ap(peal) II
Porcelain, Egyptian cotton, yellowwood, plywood, glass

Mulatedzi Simon Moshapo - Polokwane
The leader shall govern
Wood

Megan Serfontein - University of Stellenbosch
Untitled
Monitor, webcam, personal computer programme

Download our 2018 catalogue to get a glimpse of the 94 works on exhibition as well as more details on our winner, runner-up and merit award winners.