Oil on paper
Date: 1997
Totsiens Totsiens
Gouache on paper, 8cm x 10cm


Katrol Katrol
Couache on paper, 15cm x 20cm


In his solo exhibition ‘Paper’ at the Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town, Nel painted on pieces of paper gathered throughout his life. These bits of paper can be anything from old Army Call-up papers to a discarded post-it from a few days ago. He paints various scenes and fragments of narrative on this chosen ‘canvas’