His work is represented in collections worldwide. He draws with passion, loves figure drawing and developed an incredible range on his last exhibition that leaves a lot of imagination to the viewer.
His goal is to create paintings that engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible, consciously and reflexively questioning the nature of spiritual identity as something deconstructed, created and tangible.
"I select found objects for their visual impact and for the stories they don’t tell. Each object retains its own secret past. Our own end, death and decay might be predictable and unavoidable, but we choose the paths we take."
Her work was chosen for the Upcoming Artists People's Choice Awards in 2015 and she went through to the final. In her words: “ART is when you hear a knocking from your soul... and you answer.”
Her art finds home in numerous private- & permanent collections, including the Pretoria & Polokwane Art Museums, the office of former president, Thabo Mbeki and the Zhejiang Provincial Dept. of Culture in China.
With a mixture of humour and intellect, he attempts to express objects, animals and machinery in a buoyant, colourful way as well as provoking the viewer to reassess our world through his vision.
Through the many years of working with bronze he has mastered a technique which is very unique and that is to use the metal in molten form. He is a firm supporter of the idea that art must keep up with technology.
"Guidance from established artists had made a huge impact on my art. I am driven by an unseen force to recreate and share my experiences. There's very little motivation needed, I have to do it like I have to breathe."
Her work focuses on turning “slice of life” moments into narratives by complicating them in an illustrated or graphic, novel-inspired way. She uses various techniques and materials for her artworks.
His visual voice is grounded in trees as the oldest living things on this planet. His trees became “naked” with exposed roots, from where the title of his latest range “Naked Trees”.
Using subtle tones, executed with a contemporary flair, she creates a delicate balance between styles. Charcoal and ink are always at home on her canvas and she’s constantly mixing and experimenting with mediums.
Haupt’s signature is the flawed bumps and unresolved imperfections left intentionally to highlight the casting process. This trait gives equal importance to the method and medium as it does to the human figure portrayed.
She is constantly exploring possibilities of capturing not only the external vibrancy of a person but also mirroring their internal soul and personality. She daydreams about new ways to tell a story using her lens.
His work has been incorporated in various corporate collections, including The S.A. Constitutional Court, Sasol Collection, RMB Collection and the Sanlam collection, to name but a few.
She is a self-taught artist, who uses emotion as the force behind most of her work, this characteristic
is also well portrayed in her use of abstract
Nature is a great inspiration for her work and she lets emotion and human experience flow onto canvas in a way that will inspire passion in the minds and hearts of others.
Each piece signifies her intimate conversations with God. “Most of the time I find that whatever God is
speaking into my heart, He wants to speak into
the lives of many people viewing my artworks.”
Her art is expressionistic in nature and represents an emotional state more than the realistic image. Her hands-on involvement in various charity projects has had immense influence on her work through the years.
“To encapture a feeling or emotion on canvas is a talent and gift in its own right and that leaves me with an overwhelmed feeling of calmness, being well pleased with my creation.”
“My life’s fuel is the great love I have for people and to have a servant heart and blessing others. That is the real beauty of life. I was created to create!”
“I am truly inspired by our creation and the beauty that colour brings. There are so many colours in nature and but one creature that can adopt them all, this gave me the inspiration for my latest range.”
To paint is to open my eyes to the wonderment and beauty of creation. I listen to the sounds in whispering trees and see the brightness of colour all around me and lose myself in the magnificence of creation.
“I hope to inspire people to become involved in the biggest social need in my community.” The 'Future of Hope' project is geared towards supporting foster parents with various creative and informative workshops.
This book was specially created for Ingo-Luken. “My main inspiration came from the Koster family and their strength, wanting to create something special for them. They will always be an inspiration.”
Her work has a decorative motive. Her style depends on the result she wants to achieve. Colour is the most important element in her work. She prefers to use mixed media and doesn’t restrict herself to artistic rules.
“Texture and quality of line are the elements that hold the greatest interest for me. I remain fascinated by the idea that bits of paint smeared on canvas or paper can generate such illusion.”
She has had a love for art since childhood. She enjoys escaping into the world of art where there seems to be no time. She had no formal training and is self-taught. Nicoleen finds peace and inspiration in nature.
“In animation you want to understand forms, so drawing is the fastest way to communicate that. I want to master this art and then use it to tell imaginative stories from a South African landscape.”
Lerato is a textile and fiber artist specialising in embroidery and stitching. She lives on Vilakazi Street in Soweto, the historical significance of which has inspired her and features in some of her work.
Children are her passion and for this theme, she has collaborated with children ages 4-7 to portray the workings of a child’s mind and their unprejudiced view of the world in creating their own fantasy environment.
“The principles of design and elements of art are my visual language through which I create and express myself. My intention is to capture a visual analogy of the world I experience.”
“Often one colour or shape catches my eye and becomes the starting point of a painting. A major part of my art is just the wonderful enjoyment of playing with the paint. My preferred medium is oil.”
She captures subtle relational moments. Her subject matter often depicts traditional culture within a modern world. She also expresses her love for nature through illustration using mixed media.
“I urge to explore and experiment; I delve deep inside while I create. I escape into a zone I only get to enter while working, unravelling stories, bursting out of my subconscious.”
ADRIAAN BOSHOFF JR.
He works 100% from photographic memory and uses no models or photo references. He presents his paintings in his own unique style of modern impressionism with humourous interpretations or classic themes.
He specialises in oil on CNC routed Valchromat or Medium Density Fibre board (MDF) as preferred medium. “I consider art as a self-learning tool and a way to keep stretching what I want to know of things.”
“The ocean became my subject of painting. It is a difficult subject to work with, but I love it. I'm continuously painting the sea and the landscapes of this beautiful world, as well as portrait commissions.”
A mosaic & embroidery artist in "Jacobean" technique. “With the design of the South African architecture I wanted to enhance the standard black work with a 3-D effect using different stitches.”
Pieces are not planned, nor does she know what the piece will end up being by the time it is finished. Most works are finished within a short time frame and reflects her state of mind at that time.
I start a painting with a free, intuitive under-painting, over which I draw and paint the subject, allowing the under-painting to show through. I find exploring colours and textures in this way intensely satisfying.
“My preferred medium is oil on canvas and I have a passion for the scenic landscape of Namibie that will always be an inspiration on my travels to the beautiful country. I also do figurative work.”
Her oil paintings and ceramics became an expression of her love for art. Her keen sense of humour shows up in her artwork and may take the obsever all the way to the park and back.
A contemporary artist who is inspired by everyday experiences that are transformed into majestic pieces that give the viewer a unique perspective of that which we take for granted.
The surface of the wood and the texture of the paint are integral to the meaning of the work. Each painting should be a new exploration, and the painting must have a life of its own and be able to speak for itself.
MERCIA VAN WYK
She dabbles with paint in an effort to re-connect with the actual processes of artmaking. The exploration of mark-making prevails, marks inspired by textures found in nature such as sea coral, rain, the trunk of a tree, etc.
A multi-talented artist who expresses herself through painting, photography, and interior design/ decorating. Located in the picturesque Stilbaai, Ingrid is free to concentrate on her artwork.
He has incredible talent sketching with dry pastels.
He also has a very strong surrealistic style and some of his works can be seen at his current exhibition at Trent gallery in Waterkloof.