Candice Dawn Blignaut

For an artist whose work is concerned largely with the pursuit of definition, Candice sits uncomfortably with easy classifications. Reluctant to ascribe unambiguous qualities to her work, she considers it driven as much by passion and intuition as by insight and skill. Strikingly graphic, her canvases are darkly humorous, intricate and unfussy, highly personal as well as satirical.
Candice’s charcoal lines, while confident, are loose; they multiply on themselves. The limited palette of her work – the dramatic charcoal on pale oil and resin backgrounds – serves to accentuate these lines.

Animals occur frequently in Candice’s work, much more so than human figures. They serve, however, as symbols of humans’ inner worlds. Animals, lacking egos, are the perfect carriers of projected meaning.

While her myriad drawn and painted lines add information to the surface, Candice also uses erasure to remove lines, stripping the charcoal dust and unravelling the images. She strips what she creates to its bare bones. By creating the skin of these creatures, then deconstructing it, Candice tests what lies underneath the surface to see if it will hold. The simple eloquence of her mark-making and mark-taking leaves us with what is essential.

  • SOLD Candice Dawn Blignaut - Eugene and Lily

    Eugene and Lily

    R14 000 (R16 100 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    1070 x 557 x 70 mm
    2022

    Art ID 10308

  • SOLD Candice Dawn - The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    R19 000 (R21 850 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    900 x 700 x 50 mm
    2022

    Art ID 10321

  • Candice Dawn Blignaut - Blue 3

    Blue 3

    R2 800 (R3 220 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    300 x 300 x 50 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10099

  • SOLD Candice Dawn Blignaut - Old School

    Old School

    R26 000 (R29 900 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    1200 x 1000 x 70 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10049

  • SOLD Candice Dawn Blignaut Artist - Bone Collector

    Bone Collector

    R26 000 (R29 900 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    1200 x 1000 x 70 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10048

  • Candice Dawn - Blignaut Blue

    Blue

    R2 800 (R3 220 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    300 x 300 x 50 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10046

  • Candice Dawn Blignaut - Blues

    Blues

    R2 800 (R3 220 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    300 x 300 x 50 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10047

  • Candice Dawn Blignaut - Blue B

    Blue B

    R1 600 (R1 840 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    200 x 200 x 70 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10045

  • Candice Dawn - Blue A

    Blue A

    R1 600 (R1 840 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    200 x 200 x 70 mm
    2021

    Art ID 10044

  • Candice Dawn Blignaut I See You

    I See You

    R24 000 (R27 600 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    1000 x 1200 x 70 mm
    2021

    ART ID 9999

  • SOLD Candice Dawn Blignaut The Compartmentalist

    The Compartmentalist

    R40 000 (R46 000 Incl VAT)

    Candice Dawn Blignaut
    Mixed Media on Canvas
    1800 x 1200 mm
    2021

    ART ID 9884