*Please note that the pieces featured in these biographies serve as a mere overview of the artist's work. Actual artworks that will be on exhibition on the 1'st of September will be announced before the event.

 

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DIANE VICTOR

Diane is known for her drawings and prints that explore social injustice, war, and corruption. Made using charcoal and candle smoke, her portraits of missing children are among Victor’s most esteemed works.

 

CARL JEPPE

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.

 

SOLLY SMOOK

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.

 

SAREL PETRUS

"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."

 

BRENDA ULLRICH

“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.”

 

LOERITHA SAAYMAN

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.

 

TIAAN ALBERTS

"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."

 

RINA STUTZER

In her recent paintings, she has been exploring painting with rust and patina as an everchanging image. She predominantly works with the ‘nomadic’ as a theme, exploring this within a South African context.

 

AMELIA DAUBERMANN

Her work deals with themes pertaining to the Jungian concept of the shadow-self, developing a familiarity in exploring the unconscious and subconscious parts of her human experience, imbued through personal symbolism.

 

AMANDA BLOKKER

Self exploration and determination by mainly studying the Old Masters, especially the Impressionists, was key to the development of her painting abilities. 

 

HEIDI FOURIE

“I am curious to uncover the countless possibilities of pigment, binder and solvent solutions and applications. I believe paint can reveal meaning in the seemingly meaningless, and value in the seemingly valueless."

 

VERA LUBBE

The freedom to create resonates in all her pieces. Vera works predominantly with acrylic and mixed media on canvas, including elements like puzzle pieces and magazine quotes to create bright and colourful images.

 

ALICIA STRAUSS

“I don’t create an artwork inspired by how I feel or by any emotion. I simply create because I love to create. The end product usually attracts some kind of emotion or portrays an idea that is spontaneous, unplanned."

 

ANDRÉ AUSTIN

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.

 

CORNÉ THERON

“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.

 

GUY DU TOIT

His work has been exhibited extensively, both locally and internationally. He has been consistently supported by private and public collectors, institutions, academics and fellow artists.

 

ANS PIETERSE

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.

 

ANEL LABUSCHAGNE

She focuses on capturing thought-provoking moods that convey a relatable state of being. Charcoal and ink are always at home on her canvas and she’s constantly mixing and experimenting with various mediums.

 

CRAIG MULLER

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.

 

FRANCOIS BREYTENBACH

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.

 

EUNICE PIETERSE

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.”

 

AUDREY ANDERSON

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.

 

JOSEPH MUZONDO

Taught informally by his uncle, Muzondo subsequently joined National Gallery Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. He has studied textile design in Tanzania and graphic arts in Austria, and has exhibited worldwide.

 

ULRICKE NELSON

A common theme is the link between the body, our biology and sociology. Within this context, symbols like cells, neurons, roadmaps and, skin becomes the iconography that she uses to communicate with.

 

HENNIE KOSTER

I have moved from individual trees into the “forest”, into the collective, seeing the dark side in it and perceived it as a “magnet” into chaos, into that which is not understandable and where I do not want to be.

 

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.

 

MICHELLE SMITH

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.

 

NAZARITE TAM

He reinterprets the South African landscape though the lens of an Asian migrant. By representing well-known geographic locations, he hopes to open up a conversation regarding the meanings embedded within the landscapes.

 

COBUS HAUPT

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.

 

HELENE LINDER

She focuses on capturing moods that convey a relatable state of being. She executes this with a contemporary flair, and this creates a delicate balance between her styles.

 

ALBERT COERTSE

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.”

 

BRINDLEY PRITCHARD

“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.”

 

JACO SIEBERHAGEN

With the use of CAD and laser technology Jaco creates shadow sculptures from mild steel. They express the landscape of the mind. He uses the skills and ideas of sequential art to allow the sculptures to tell a story.

 

EULALI VILJOEN

Emotion is the force behind most of her work, this characteristic is also well portrayed in her use of abstract expressionism.

 

MARIAAN KOTZE

“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.”

 

ANELLE STEYN

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.

 

ERNA WADE

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.

 

HELEN LOTTER

Multiple printmaking methods are combined in each artwork. Themes include: technology, the history of computing, the relation of art to science and the binding of digital themes to traditional art methods.

 

DANIELLE OOSTHUIZEN

Her works become united by a focus on the merit of memory of the seemingly discarded and often seen as useless aspects within contemporary society, tracing the presences of that which most of us would overlook.

 

MADELEEN MUNTING

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.

 

JOTAM SCHOEMAN

“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 MOTAU

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.

 

TIM NAUDÉ

“I love to create work that carries a positive message - spirit inspired, reflecting Heavenly Truths - releasing hope, touching and uplifting the heart of the viewer.”

 

ILSE NIEMAN

She is a paper cutting artist who has been a member of The Paper Artist Collective (international group of paper artists) since 2016.

 

ANNA LIEBENBERG

“I live in my art, through my art. It is an illustration of the inner journey, conflicts and ongoing search for answers surrounding the person, the experiences and the purpose of life. ”

 

JESSICA-MAY BERGH

A strong theme is the exploration of the liminal spaces and juxtapositions between frequently opposing concepts such as nature and technology, South African and Czech cultural mind, Us and the Other.

 

NITA TERBLANCHE

Children are her passion and for this cause, 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.

 

ANNELIE DILLMAN

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.

 

KRISTIE VAN ZYL

She has been privileged to spend time in the studio of local and internationally acclaimed artist Marie Vermeulen-Breedt, under whose guidance she has flourished.

 

ANDREW MUNNIK

The works are visual attempts to come to terms with the realities of states of violence, particularly in the context of migration, statelessness and ethnicity.

 

MARELIZE BESTER

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.

 

HELEN LOWRY

Art has become a tangible expression of her passion for life and people. She strives to change lives through giving art classes and loves experiencing the transformation art brings to a person’s life.

 

MIMI VAN DER MERWE

Mimi is interested in how the body reflects mental and spiritual attitudes, how people interact with each other and the environment. She enjoys the brightness of colour and what shapes and textures can express.

 

DRIEKIE VAN WYK

“A hundred people can look at a facial expression and have various opinions on the emotions being portrayed. Yet, it is only the person himself that truly knows the emotion that lies behind it.”

 

EVETTE KRUGER

BLOK MYSELF has given her the opportunity to combine her love for painting and passion for ceramics. Using traditional ceramic techniques I am able to express my ideas onto a ceramic canvas.

 

HANNAH KEMPE

She is interested in depicting the exploration of collective human consciousness, narratives and interpretation of sensory experience. The process of making is indicative to the development of her subject matter.

 

CHRISTINE VILJOEN

She recently discovered her passion for palette-knife art, focusing on painting only with palette-knives and oil paint. Her hobbies have also expanded to pottery.

 

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