Francois Krige (1913 - 1994) - Artist, traveller and recluse, Francois Krige remained something of an enigma in the South African art world during a long career spanning much of the twentieth century. Early in his career, Krige was awarded the medal of...view artist
George Mnyalaza Milwa Pemba ( 1912 - 2001 ) - Pemba was born in 1912 in Hill´s Kraal, Korsten, Port Elizabeth. As a child he was encouraged by his father to draw and paint, and so began painting murals in the family...view artist
JACOB HENDRIK PIERNEEF (1886 – 1957) - Pierneef was born in Pretoria in 1886, the year that Johannesburg was founded. His father, Gerrit, a Hollander, built the first house in the new town, in Market Street. His mother was the daughter of a...view artist
Lucky Sibiya ( 1942 - 1999 ) - Born in Vryheid, South Africa in 1942, Lucky Sibiya (1942 - 1999) is internationally renowned for his abstract paintings and sculptural carvings. The artist´s fascination with the abstract began in his childhood, partly...view artist
CECIL SKOTNES ( 1926 - 2009 ) - Cecil Edwin Frans Skotnes was born in 1926 in East London. Skotnes served in the South African Forces in Italy. Before returning to South Africa he studied drawing under Heinrich Steiner in Florence. In 1946 he...view artist
"I am not an artist who has looked for a subject to paint. Rather it is the romance of wild game country that has made me want to be an artist". Born at Haderslev in Denmark in 1952, Paul Augustinus was raised and schooled in Mombasa, Kenya. He has travelled extensively in Africa.
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Hanneke's award-winning soft pastels are quiet and pensive figurative works, depicted with exquisitely delicate formal skill. Characteristically focusing on women shown in calm, contemplative poses, her figures are bathed in a tranquil light creating a timeless, Baroque-like stillness.
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Arabella Caccia draws inspiration from the people, places and objects she loves, and from the light where she lives in St James and the Karoo where she goes to find peace and silence. The feeling of quiet and perhaps stillness in the work reflects the ambiance she tries to create around her, in order to find inspiration and access creativity. View work.
Guy Du Toit was born 1958 in Rustenburg in the North West Province. He uses a wide range of media in his sculptures including bronze, stone, wood and steel. Du Toit's apparent irreverence can obfuscate the fact that he is undoubtedly one of South Africa's most accomplished sculptors.
Although she was blessed with an innate & prodigious talent for painting, she also has the more rare penchant for hard work. Consequently Hartslief has a well-earned a reputation as a highly skilful draftsman. Her subjects are often viewed from a philosophical, deeply personal perspective, resulting in striking works that are emotionally charged, pensive in mood and considered in composition.
Mahlangu's imagery is uniquely African. He has long been interested in South Africa's "homecoming" to the African continent, and consequently one finds oneself drawn into his timeless realm of southern African icons of traditional life, depicted almost as Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Anton Momberg has emerged as arguably South Africa's finest realist in sculpture, focusing mainly on the female nude. His finely crafted work cast in marble dust and resin has an unearthly, unsettling quality that somehow makes a monolith of the contemporary female form, as distinct from the 'Venus' of antiquity.
Born 1969, Nigel Mullins is well known for his diverse exploration of oil painting and stop-frame animation. Mullins has had 15 solo exhibitions in South Africa, Scotland, England, and Germany and has taken part in some 45 group shows. His work has been represented on the Johannesburg, Frankfurt and London art fairs and on the Mumia International Underground Animation Festival.
In artistic terms, Musgrave has been influenced by 20th Century Italian sculptors, including Marini, Martini, Greco and Manzu. Alongside her personal work, she has completed a number of portrait and public commissions in bronze. She is a member of both the Royal Society of British Sculptors and the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
Paul Roux graduated in 1998 from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town, South Africa) with majors in painting, theory of art and art history.
His university work was concerned essentially with the fine line between life and death; with the fact that many of us become removed from our bodies, too "civilized" or distracted by material aspirations accept that.
Zondi Skosana (Born: 14th February 1975) is a young laureate artist who presents his whole raison d'etre with his masterly use of colours and his dramatic compositions. He portrays his culture, his rural background, his despair mirrored against an empty background, his childhood memories as well as his social consciousness. All his works are pervaded by dreamlike qualities.
Stutterheime was born in 1958 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is largely self-taught and has been painting for twenty-eight years. She has participated in various group exhibitions and sold through private galleries.Penelope's latest paintings have evolved from her earlier landscapes, though they make use of the same impasto application of oil paint.
Harold Voigt was born in 1939 in Johannesburg. A painter of landscapes, abstract works and the human figure, Voigt concentrates on textural qualities, light and colour, derived from the African Landscape. He often uses primitive African motifs & works in a wide range of mixed-media techniques incorporating sand, marble dust, wax and oil.
HEIKE ALLERTON-DAVIES (1976 - ) - Heike Allerton-Davies’s work is concerned with creating portraits which reflect a degree of discomfort, and a reality that is blatant but carries many subtle undertones. The people she paints are individuals captured in their realities and her aim...view artist
Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting, my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been...view artist
PAOLO BINI (b. 1984, Salerno, Italy) With a brightness that is consistent with the experiences of travel and discovery Paoli Bini’s paintings register the physical perception of three-dimensional space. Derived from an emotional state of mind , the artist charts the unveiling of our natural surroundings. These...view artist
BIOGRAPHY - Nic Bladen was born in 1974 in Pretoria. He trained in the field of Dental Technology, a discipline that requires incredible precision and attention to detail. After working for eight years making gold and porcelain crowns in various dental laboratories in...view artist
David Bromley - Self-taught artist David Bromley's paintings have rich layers of vibrant colour and texture which cover the canvases in an obvious relish for painterliness. Figures are outlined in black in a way which is reminiscent of comic book imagery and pop...view artist
CANDICE DAWN BLIGNAUT They were here before us—the animals— and we were once them. […] They know we are different and their eyes tell us to keep our promise. –Geoffrey Lehmann (‘The Animals’, The New Yorker June 01, 2009) For an artist whose work is concerned largely with the pursuit of...view artist
Stephen Conroy - Stephen Conroy was born in Helensburgh, Scotland in 1964. In 1987 he attended the Glasgow School of Art where he also completed his postgraduate studies, finishing in1987. By 1989 Conroy's work had already gained much recognition and praise in the United...view artist
Wilma Cruise - Wilma Cruise is a South African sculptor and visual artist. Working mainly with fired clay on a life size scale she has had sixteen solo exhibitions, curated others and completed a number of public works including the national monument to the...view artist
GAIL CATLIN Gail Catlin was born in March 1948. She has recently started working with bronze, but made a name for herself in the South African art world with her liquid crystal paintings. Several years ago, Lin Sampson wrote of Gail Catlin: "When she started talking...view artist
Galia Gluckman (b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel) Galia Gluckman produces large-scale multi-faceted artworks in her medium of choice: pigment ink on cotton paper and collage. Reflecting varied contemporary concerns, Gluckman highlights ongoing creative and social conversations, through her exploration of atmospheric and emotive themes. Wide...view artist
Marike Kleynscheldt - Kleynscheldt is a Bellville-based artist with no formal art training, and has been painting since 2007.â€¨Her work is nostalgic, sentimental. She expresses herself with bright colours, strong outlines and flat backgrounds. There is a sense of joy captured in her work,...view artist
LUAN NEL - Nel was born in 1971, and matriculated from De Kruin Art School, Johannesburg. He received his BA (FA) in 1993 and his Higher Diploma in Education in 1994 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Nel won the Judge’s Prize in...view artist
Kevin Roberts - Kevin Roberts was born in 1965 in Rustenburg, South Africa. His serene, balanced and carefully constructed paintings and sculptures have received widespread acclaim. Winner of several awards with his distinctive style of rhythmic patterns and recurring symbols, he is one...view artist
Helen Sebidi - Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi was born in 1943 in Marapyane (Skilpadfontein), in the Hammanskraal area of the Northern Transvaal. Her first teacher of art was her grandmother, a traditional artist who passed on to her granddaughter the vernacular...view artist
HENK SERFONTEIN - Henk Serfontein´s paintings have received widespread acclaim and he is one of South Africa´s most recognised contemporary artists. He holds a degree in Fine Art (cum laude) and has also studied at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris....view artist
MARK SHIELDS - Mark was born in 1963 and studied at the University of Ulster where he completed a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art and Design. He is represented by the Grosvenor Gallery, London and currently lives and works...view artist
SASO SINADINOVSKI - Born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1979, Saso Sinadinovski and his family moved to South Africa in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland in New...view artist
SIMON STONE - Simon Stone was born in 1952, Lady Grey, Cape Province, RSA. In 1976, he completed his Advanced Diploma in Fine Art, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (with Distinction). AWARDS - 1997 Ampersand Foundation, New York...view artist
Neill Wright - In 2007 Neill graduated, with distinction to the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours), at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, majoring in new media. His production then, looked particularly at the social products of contemporary...view artist