What at first glance comes across as abstract and accidental mark making is supported on a scaffold of fractal forms that Arabella Caccia is fine tuned into and which she sees everywhere around her. Think of the patters lichen forms on rocks or the patterns of foam on water. Once one starts becoming aware of them, they are everywhere. In a similar way to mathematics and measurement underlying the way one starts to make sense of the natural world, Caccia is using fractal patterns as a language to tie all her recent work together. To have insight into her imaginary world, fractal patterns provide the key.
Arabella was born in London and grew up in Tuscany before moving to Johannesburg where she spent her teenage years. She then went to Edinburgh University after which she lived and studied in Florence, London and New York. She returned to South Africa in 1990 and now lives and works in Cape Town.
Arabella draws inspiration from the people, places and objects she loves. From the light where she lives and the wilderness where she goes to find peace and silence. The feeling of quiet and perhaps stillness in the work reflects the ambience she creates around her, in order to find inspiration and access her creativity.
1995 Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery South Africa – selected artist.
2019 Knysna Fine Art, Into Nature
2018 Everard Read, Franschhoek, Without Words
2017 Knysna Fine Art, 20th Anniversary
2017 Everard Read/ Circa, Cubicle series, Cape Town
2015 The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
2012 InToto Gallery, Johannesburg
2011 Caccia and Abraham, The White House, Plettenberg Bay
2011 Group show, Everard Read, Cape Town
2010 Everard Read, Cape Town
2010 Group show, Everard Read, Cape Town
2006 Everard Read, Cape Town
2003 Judith Wall and Sara Pearce Fine Art, New York
2002 Spark Gallery, Johannesburg
2000 Sara Pearce Fine Art, London
1999 Sara Pearce Fine Art, London
1998 Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Hermanus
1995 Karen McKerron Fine Art Gallery, Johannesburg
1994 Karen McKerron Fine Art Gallery, Johannesburg
1993 Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town
1991 Mall Galleries, London
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