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Two views: Sanell Aggenbach

May 12, 2009


Inspired by found portraits and negatives, Sanell Aggenbach's painting, prints, and sculptures haunt the ambiguous zones of recall and interpretation, where history intersects with personal narratives. Despite the anonymity of her subjects, her work resurrects intimacy with them. 


Aggenbach won a leading South African art prize, the ABSA L’Atelier Award, in  2003. She was included in Turbulence: Art From South Africa, a group show in Austria, in 2007, and is included in What We See, an exhibition touring Western Europe in 2009. Her critically acclaimed work is represented in numerous public and private collections. Aggenbach currently lives in Cape Town, where she was born in 1975. She is married to the artist Brett Murray.

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