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WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present 'Under a Boiling River', an exhibition of new work by Mia Chaplin.

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The beautiful rendition of drapery is an important conceptual tool and subject matter for 27-year-old artist Mia Chaplin. A graduate of the University of Cape Town who elects to work with oil on canvas and on paper, she is seduced by the powers of impasto yet succumbs to the traditional genres of still life, figure- and flower studies in her work. “This work has a narrative that falls in and out …

The beautiful rendition of drapery is an important conceptual tool and subject matter for 27-year-old artist Mia Chaplin. A graduate of the University of Cape Town who elects to work with oil on canvas and on paper, she is seduced by the powers of impasto yet succumbs to the traditional genres of still life, figure- and flower studies in her work. “This work has a narrative that falls in and out of focus,” she says of her current exhibition ‘Under a Boiling River’ which shows at WHATIFTHEWORLD’s Johannesburg gallery from April 6.

“Some of the paintings invite you to enter into them while …