Lot 78 - Michaela Younge - Elvis Is Leaving Soon I
Lot 78 - Michaela Younge - Elvis Is Leaving Soon I

Lot 78 - Michaela Younge - Elvis Is Leaving Soon I

Pencil Crayon on Paper
2020
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Michaela Younge is a South African artist born in Cape Town in 1993. After high school, Michaela attended the Michaelis School of Fine Art, where her father lectured in the Sculpture department. She graduated in 2015 receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction. While at Michaelis, she primarily worked in the mediums of sculpture and print, however, after graduating she began working with wool, constructing felt tableaux depicting scenes of the everyday, the violent and the bizarre. 
Her works are created by needle felting merino wool into textiles as well as found fabrics, such as old curtains and tapestries. The works are textural and are characterised by colourful, busy scenes that often play with perspective. Michaela is interested in the absurdity of everyday life, often finding humour in theatrical scenes of violence or through a comedy of errors. These scenes invite a closer look at human relationships and interactions – sometimes skewering the subjects in the process. 

Education:
BFA with distinction, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
Exhibitions/Awards:
PEEP SHOW, Online (29 October 2020) 
GATHER, SMAC (19 September 2020)
MEDITATION IN COLOUR/ AN INTRODUCTION, C+N Canepaneri Milan (16 September 2020)
PINK’S NOT DEAD, Apartment x TheFourth (16 September 2020)
FAREWELL TO GOOD GOOD FRIENDS, SMITH Studio (30 July 2020)
HARD, BUT SOFT, Glen Carlou Gallery (19 January 2020)
RENDEZVOUS II, SMITH Studio (5 December 2019)
RENDEZVOUS I, SMITH Studio (5 December 2018)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, SMITH Studio (4 July 2018)
IN TO VIEW, Ebony / Curated (1 March 2018)
SALAD, SMITH Studio (14 December 2017)
NANO 1.1 I, Barnard Gallery (26 July 2017)
OUT OF NOWHERE, SMITH Studio (3 May 2017)
FOLLY, SMITH Studio (25 January 2017)
ANIMALS, IS Sculpture at Tokara (31 July 2016)
JNR PRESENTS BAD HABITUS, Muller’s Gallery (3 May 2016)
SOLOS & ROOMS
Artist Room, SMAC (17 October 2020 – 21 November 2020)
Its Low Tide and I’m Scraping the Rocks, SMITH Studio,1-54 Room (3 – 6 October 2019)
Nothing Bad, SMITH Studio (8 May 2019 – 8 June 2019)

Gallery Representation: SMAC Gallery Cape Town