Spring/Summer studio newsletter

Art portfolio- my work, Studio news

Pincushion (Leucospermum) Cotton thread and rubber 77 x 75 cm

Dear Friends,

It is September already, and Spring is in the air!

I am happy to tell you that my work arrived safe and sound in Australia. “Incognito” my first solo exhibition at MContemporary gallery in Sydney opens on the 23rd of September 2017.  I will not be able to attend the opening, but if you have friends or family in that area, please spread the word.

For this upcoming solo exhibition, Incognito, I am inspired by flowers with interesting common names. By combining flowers with self-portraits and animal skulls I wanted to create masks, concealing the true identity.

Black-eyed Susan 60 x 30 x 25 cm

You are welcome to visit the gallery’s page (here) to get a preview of the work for this show, but I will also post images here during the course of this month…

In the meanwhile I am busy preparing for another solo exhibition titled : “Come hell or high water” which will open on the 5th of October 2017 at Lizamore and Associates gallery in Johannesburg.

Come hell or high water – cotton thread, felt and rubber 63 x 102 cm

but more about this at a later stage.

In early November the gallery Knysna Fine Art turns 20! They will be hosting an extraordinary group exhibition to celebrate this milestone. I am thrilled and honoured to take part in this exhibition since this gallery was the first to give me a show back in 2003!

 

And then the final news-snippet for today:

I am looking forward to participate in a group exhibition at Grande Provence in collaboration with the wine estate around their range of Angel Tears wine in December this year.

On that note, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the sunny days, and if you are more North, I hope you experience a lovely Autumn/Winter.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go blow up some balloons since my little boy is celebrating his 7th birthday today xxx

“Sir” Stephan is 7!

 

 

 

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Summer Studio Update

Art portfolio- my work

The first day of February…my oh my time flies! I think it’s a good day to tell you about what is happening in the studio so far….

First up is the Cape Town Art Fair. This event will take place from 19 to 21 February 2016.  Here is a sneak peek of my work that will be exhibited at the Erdmann Contemporary Gallery Booth during the fair.

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After that I will head off to Stellenbosch for the US Woordfees from the 4th to the 13th of March 2016.  I am presenting a solo exhibition called “Stink Afrikaners”.  Hope to see you there!

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Later in March I will take part in a group exhibition at the KKNK (Klein Karoo National Arts festival) from the 24 – 30 March in Oudtshoorn.  This group exhibition (curated by Sandra Hanekom) celebrates the 100th year of the Huisgenoot. (I’ve inserted a link for those of you that don’t know the Huisgenoot!)  For this exhibition each participating artist was asked to revisit an old South African Master.  Mine to consider is Maggie Laubser.  I have chosen to reinterpret this iconic Self-Portrait by Maggie Laubser :

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I’ll show you what I’ve done a bit closer to the time.

Currently I am working towards another solo much later in the year – scheduled for September in Pretoria…but more details in my next update….

I hope you have a wonderful month ahead…and since it is almost Valentine’s Day, I thought I’ll send you some flowers:

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(photo credit of above image: Ryno Eksteen)