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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. I can relate to the theory that people have a collective memory, symbols emerging out of that memory, a memory going further back than my own conscious.
My approach keeps taking numerous detours. I am on a constant journey, experiencing a deep connection with the piece I am working on, with my burning passion for art, being behind my easel is the place I feel save. I transform abandoned objects and vintage furniture into pieces of art. Each object has its own personality and theme. I incorporate the imperfections of the furniture to become spontaneous elements in the paintings covering the items.
My art found its way to boardrooms, waiting rooms and private and corporate collections across the world.
I seldom plan any artwork; preferring to start with an element and allowing it to evolve into a narrative with a feeling rather than a message.
My restless nature keep steering me in new directions, passionately exploring new themes and objects to work with. Inspiration from a word or song can trigger my creativity into an idea or concept for an artwork.
Although my work is packed with symbolism, most of it is not planned or thought through.
A few symbols that do feature often in my art:
Sparrows: It features in my logo and is symbol of loyalty. It is small yet powerful and humble.
Birds, Wings and Feathers: Are symbolic of freedom, hope, communication, new beginnings and a reminder to pay attention.
Fish: Creativity, knowledge, transformation.
Circles: Unity, completion, wholeness, timelessness.
I recently started the development of a few product ranges featuring my art. It makes my favourite creations accessible to a wider market via functional art, branded utilitarian gifts and decor items.
If any of these images on these product ranges appeal to you, an original artwork can be commissioned. Although I will never replicate a work previously done, I will gladly do something in a similar fashion; a personalised commission, portrayed with elements of what you love, synergised in the composition of the artwork. It could be a painting for your home or workplace, depicting your favorite books, paraphernalia or a few possessions that are special to you.
Feel free to contact me for any commissions.
National Diploma in fine arts
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