Anico Mostert Featured by Artsy in Article "The Art We're Obsessed with in February 2024"

An artwork by Anico Mostert has been featured as part a new monthly series by Artsy titled "The Art We're Obsessed With" which details top art picks for the month as chosen by the Artsy team.

For their February segment, associate managing editor Olivia Horn chose Mostert's work titled Let's Table It as her monthly pick stating that: 

"If 2023 was the year of the girl, then the bow was among its most ubiquitous signifiers. It’s up for appraisal in Let’s Table It (2023)—one of the paintings that South African artist  exhibited with  at Investec Cape Town Art Fair last week. In it, a group of figures with Gumbyish proportions and mask-like faces look warily at a surface strewn with the remnants of feminine beauty rituals: makeup, a comb, and, of course, a pink bow. Mostert’s pastel palette is right on the line between sickly and sweet, and the work’s punny title mixes notes of playfulness with unease. Altogether, the painting brings a sense of ambivalence that I appreciate. It’s related to the ambivalence I feel about the dueling possibilities for empowerment and infantilization within our girlish zeitgeist."

See the full feature here. 

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