The Shadow

Group Exhibition, KZNSA, 2010

The Shadow is a fascination of Pereira de Vlieg’s, implying connectivity between figure and field, referencing Jung’s description of the shadow as gold in the psyche – the hidden gifts and talents, symbolising the attainment of full potential and negative if not revealed and utilised . These detailed, figurative, oil on canvas studies celebrate the high contrasts of coastal light, deep etching the figures and rendering the field almost overexposed.

Artist Statement – The Shadow  /  ResearchPaper – TheShadow

Sifting Shadow, Ana De Vlieg, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Sifting Shadow, Ana De Vlieg, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Fleeting Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm

Fleeting Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm

Deep Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Deep Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Dancing Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Dancing Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Be Loved Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Be Loved Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Ephemeral Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Ephemeral Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Hidden Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Hidden Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Reflective Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm

Reflective Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas, 70 x 100cm

Kiss of the Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Kiss of the Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Annunciated Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Annunciated Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Gold in my Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Gold in my Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Safe Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Safe Shadow, 2010, Oil on canvas

Luisa...She Just Is..., 2011, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 70cm

Luisa…She Just Is…, 2011, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 70cm