Daniel Naudé Gallery Art
Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa
Taking his cue from the artist-explorers of the early nineteenth century, Daniel Naudé's photographic essays document the landscape, people, and animals of rural South Africa. Taken together or individually, Naudé's photographs reflect on the murky boundaries separating man and nature, often revealing a sense of nostalgia and reverence for both domesticated and feral animals within a quickly vanishing natural world. Naudé digitally manipulates images from his journeys so that, in his words, he "sees on his screen what he saw out there." While his photographs reference the staged narratives of portraiture, his compositions are achieved through patient observation, capturing a solitary moment of stillness in otherwise untamed and unpredictable landscapes.