Upcoming event: Solo exhibition: 'Broken images'
25 Apr 2019
Please join us for my sixth solo exhibition which will open on the 25 April 2019 at 18h30 at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 in Waterkloof, Pretoria.

’You cannot say, or guess, for you know only a heap of broken images’ - The waste land, T.S. Eliot

This body of work consists out of paintings inspired by exotic images from film, local images from my more immediate environment and the poetry and writings of TS Eliot. The exotic and local images that I perceive are all mediated to some extent, and thus they tend to skew my perceptions of reality in subtle ways that often go undetected and as a result become naturalised and seen by me as reality. Thus I believe that I often unknowingly labour in an ocean of untruth and uncertainty by the accumulated effects over time of this process. The act of painting is an ironic attempt at the redemption of the false content, or the ’broken images’ that have formed.

The process of creating a film image or a photograph is very mechanical while the process of painting is very human. I am hoping that by translating the mechanical image into a human hand-made painting that some redemption may take place, and that some grain of truth will become embodied in the work as I invest my human-ness into it, and as I consciously or unconsciously apply my God-given gift as an artist to find pattern in the seemingly senseless experience of modern life. I hope that the painting will take on something more than just the spreaded paint and that there will be a transformation into something that can be perceived as valuable.

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Gallery details:
Longstreet art lovers 1932
198 Long Street, Waterkloof, Gauteng, South Africa 0181
012 346 6593

Artwork details:
Local image #13
Acrylic on board, 85x100cm
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