CHRIS SOAL
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
︎ Vestige, 2024
︎ Surface tension, 2024
︎ Finds taken for wonders, 2023
︎ Remains to be seen, 2022
︎ Elegy, 2021
︎ As below so above, 2021
︎ Margins of Error, 2021


SELECTED WORKS
︎ 2024
︎ 2023
︎ 2022
︎ 2021
︎ 2020

︎ 2019
︎ 2018
︎ 2017

2024

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Dendrite (The Trickster Makes The World) , 2024
Woodblock Impression on Eroded Sandpaper Pads held by Acid-Free Tape, to be secured in place with Stainless Steel Pins. 

24.4 x 13.6 cm

  INFORMATION

Exhibited in Surface tension, 2024 at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery.


Edition 1 of 15, 3 APs.

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Detours on the road to myself , 2024
Burnt and Unburnt Bamboo Birch Wood Toothpicks held in Polyurethane Sealant, Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Used Motor Car Oil and Rebar.
220 x 180 x 22 cm

  INFORMATION

Exhibited in Vestige  , 2024 at Eduardo Secci Gallery.


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Inferno , 2024
Burnt and Unburnt Bamboo Birch Wood Toothpicks held in Polyurethane Sealant, Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Used Motor Car Oil and Rebar
158 x 145 x 25 cm

Exhibited at the Cape Town Art Fair, 2024 with WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery.


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The expanse (To see the world in a grain of sand) , 2024
Woodblock Impression on Eroded Sandpaper Rolls held by Acid- Free Tape, to be secured in place with Stainless Steel Pins. Sandpaper rolls: Norton P180.
360 x 230 x 130 cm



  INFORMATION
Exhibited in Surface tension  , 2024 at WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery.



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2023

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Reverie , 2023
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board, with Burnt and Unburnt Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board
198 x 118 x 14 cm

  INFORMATION

Exhibited in Finds taken for wonders, 2023, Piero Atchugarry Gallery.


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Gargoyle, 2023
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board, Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Used Motor Car Oil and Rebar
154 x 127 x 14 cm

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Intimation, 2023
Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board
175 x 132 x 27 cm

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Holding Out, 2023
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board, Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete with Used Motor Car Oil and Rebar and Flat Bar
127 x 126 x 12 cm

  INFORMATION

Exhibited in Finds taken for wonders, P
iero Atchugarry Gallery. 


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2022

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Nomad, 2022
Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board
310 x 400 x 100 cm

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Kindling, 2022
Burnt and Unburnt Bamboo Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Ripstop Fabric, stretched on Obeche Wood Stretcher
175 x 153 x 25 cm

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Masquerade, 2022
Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board
201 x 283 x 32 cm

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Gorgon, 2022
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board
119 x 145.5 x 13 cm

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2021

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Mother , 2021,
Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Ripstop Fabric and Board, 
270 x 400 x 35 cm

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Spolia , 2021,
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board,
150 x 73 x 15 cm

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All that we can't leave behind , 2021,
Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete Relief Cast, Steel,
Installation Dimensions Variable

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As below so above, 2021,
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board,
240 x 190 x 15 cm
 
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2020

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To make my form your own, 2020
Burnt and Unburnt Bamboo and Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Ripstop Fabric and Board
110 x 148 x 10 cm

  INFORMATION

Exhibited in The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, 2022 at
The Norval Foundation



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Sojourner , 2020,
Burnt and Unburnt Birch Wood Toothpicks, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Ripstop Fabric and Board, stretched on Obeche Wood Stretcher, 
90 x 90 x 14 cm

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Lost in place, 2020,
Discarded Beer Bottle Caps threaded onto Electric Fencing Cable, held in Polyurethane Sealant on Board,
178 x 178 x 6 cm cm

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Lament (We Thought The Good Times Would Never End), 2019
Birch wood toothpicks in polyurethane sealant on board and industrial fabric
170 x 230 x 60 cm

  INFORMATION
Exhibited in Field of Vision, 2019 at WHATIFTHEWORLD.

Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection.

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2019

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Nothing So Empty As the Empty Within. Nothing So Full As the Full Within #1, 2019
Discarded beer bottle-caps, woven steel rope, timber board
200 cm diameter

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Fable, 2019
Burnt and unburnt birch wood toothpicks, discarded bottle caps threaded onto woven
steel rope, industrial ripstop fabric, MDF board, polyurethane sealant.
150 x 190 x 25 cm


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Wanderers in the Night, 2019
Burnt and unburnt birch wood toothpicks in polyurethane sealant on ripstop industrial fabric, stretched on a reinforced Obeche wood frame.
50 x 110 x 15 cm


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    Reckoning, 2019
Birch wood toothpicks, polyurethane sealant, timber board, industrial fabric
180 x 150 x 20 cm

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2018

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The Search for Meaningfulness in the Search for Meaning, 2018
Concrete, and birch wood toothpicks held withpolyurethane adhesive on ribstop fabric
130 x 70 x 7cm

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In Order to Be..., 2018 
Polyurethane glue drawings with toothpicks on light Yellow Ochre T. Edmonds paper 
62,7 x 87 x 4cm (Framed) 

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To know That One Is Dreaming Is to Be No Longer Perfectly Asleep, 2019
Toothpicks, polyurethane adhesive on board with pine frame
190 x 103 cm

  INFORMATION
Exhibited in Orbits of Relating, 2018 at No End Contemporary Art Space.

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You Threw Sand Into The Wind And The Wind Blew It Back, 2018
Toothpicks, burnt toothpicks, adhered with polyurethane sealant in Pine Wood frame
140 x 65 cm

  INFORMATION
Exhibited in Orbits of Relating, 2018 at No End Contemporary Art Space.

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2017

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ISeeYouSeeMeSeeYou, 2017
Bent beer bottle caps on foamboard
200 cm (Diameter)

  INFORMATION

Collection of Galila Barzilaï-Hollander, Brussels.

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Bound,  2017
Misprinted Steel sheets - courtesy Coleus Packaging; ratchet.
150 x 60 cm

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Terrikon Fraction, 2017

Industrial debris from the manufacturing of beer bottle tops on painted board.

216 x 84 cm


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The Call of the Sirens , 2017
Industrial debris from the manufacturing of beer bottle tops on painted board.
251,5 x 119,5 cm

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