160 Strand Street
Monday – Friday
07:00 – 17:00
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Situated at the gateway to the vibrant area of De Waterkant, Ground Art Caffe offers a combination of the artistic endeavours of barista, chef and art curator. The coffee, food and art are each treated with equal respect and attention to detail, as they believe each is an art in itself.
Ground’s own unique African Arabica coffee is sourced and roasted by their dedicated artisan roaster, using only top scoring beans and micro-roasting methods to create healthy, low caffeine, naturally sweet and most significantly, fresh coffee. Poured with skill, Ground coffee is fast becoming one of Cape Town’s appreciated favourites.
Explore the current exhibition online.
Known for her boldness of stroke and colour, Michaela Rinaldi is a true colourist. Abstract - figurative can be used to describe her style. Brights often dominate. Elongated figures, alone and in groups, depict mood and suggestion. There are stories within stories, colour blocks, windows and doors. Figures running away and figures returning, standing tall and shrinking away…these are common themes running through Michaela’s work.
To know truth is to feel it. And the same applies to original creations. Michaela expresses mood directly from her gut onto canvas. Her craft is her voice. What you see in Michaela Rinaldi’s work is the journey and flavour of the human psyche. Yes, there is initial invitation of ardent colour, to feast your eyes in appreciation. But soon after this affect, allow your focus to deepen beyond the two-dimensional and into the essence of abandonment, isolation, dependencies and patterns that we all experience. Each painting grows. It transfixes you with its layers, connects you to your own.
Her work is always an expression of what she is feeling at the time. Titles are a clue to the story she experiences, however Michaela does not want to give you a detailed essay of her life, her hope is that the pieces will speak for themselves. That if you look further than the visual and connect with what feelings are evoked, the painting will take on a reflection of what the viewers experiences, perceptions and feelings are.
Explore the exhibition online [link above].