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"Spirit Brothers"
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Spirit Brothers
US$ 1,289

"The Dance"
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The Dance
US$ 115

"Yellow Rose"
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Yellow Rose
US$ 115

"The Scales of Justice"
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The Scales of Justice
US$ 1,002

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US$ 229

"Queen of the Zulu"
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Queen of the Zulu
US$ 1,160

"Dede Gaga"
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Dede Gaga
US$ 859

"Summer Hammar"
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Summer Hammar
US$ 404

"A Proud People"
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A Proud People
US$ 576

"Zulu Warrior"
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Zulu Warrior
US$ 1,117

"Swazi Princess"
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Swazi Princess
US$ 722

"Koi San"
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Koi San
US$ 404

"Sonstress of the Kalahari"
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Sonstress of the Kalahari
US$ 1,220

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US$ 115

"Memories of Bushmen"
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Memories of Bushmen
US$ 1,718

"Mandela and Thambo"
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Mandela and Thambo
US$ 2,005

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Phillip Steyn

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About Phillip

Phillip Steyn

Inspired by the subject matter, the rough textures of Africa, the earth and the etched and characteristic faces of its people it just would not seem right to paint a tribal portrait using a technique the old masters would to capture the marble white face of an European model. Building on this a sense of style and composition independent and almost in defiance of western art-school influence was created. A spirit of free experimentation, uncensored and unrestrained has allowed Steyn to enjoy and nourish the desire to be creative, a release from the slavish labor of photo-realism and "how to paint" recipe's discarded to embark on a new adventure. A loose and flowing merge of colour, tone and texture, allowing the painting to develop, as if it had a life of its own. Falling in love with each painting. An obsession with texture, impastos that would evoke the viewer to touch the work and stimulate the fingertips of the eyes. Two years formal education at Parktown Art Collage. Five Years practical experience in commercial art and sculpture. Two years experience at interior decorators / picture frames, Art Space.
Phillip Steyn provides a comprehensive look at contemporary paintings, featuring bold abstracts, tribal portraits, African animals and various ethnic groups from all over Africa.
These canvasses, often presented in woven Ila-la palm tree frames, are lovingly handmade and skillfully painted by Phillip Steyn, an accomplished artist with a passion for African culture and a great love for the big cats of Africa. These contemporary works each comes with detailed information about the artwork and/or culture being represented.
Cultural subject, bold use of colour and highly textured technique combine to evoke a strong feeling of Africa and its lost empires and fading tribal heritage. A celebration of African tribes people, not yet contaminated by western influence, full of the pulsating force of Africa. A quality and style of art that is fresh and provoking. The work speaks of the character and beauty of the African tribes dressed in traditional regalia. The depth of emotion, the expression of colour, the texture and allure of the creations are delightful. The story of each portrait evokes conversation.
Currently I undertake commissions with a waiting period of one to two months depending on the workload. Thanks to all the SA galleries that continue to support and sell my works.

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US$ 115-2,263



Private exhibition with United Nations, Dr. West from Ghana (2005). Exhibitions at the African Craft Market Randburg Rooftop (2005). Group exhibitions at Decorex (2004); group exhibitions at Pretoria Show (2004); group exhibitions at Homemakers Fare (2004,2005); group exhibition at Rand Show (2005);group exhibition at "Klein Karoo Kunstefees"{2005}; various private exhibitions country wide, courtesy of Classic Arts(2004).Exhibitions at: Art in the Garden, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort. Open air art exhibitions: Brightwater Commons, Randburg. Art in the Park, Magnolia Del, Pretoria. Permanent exhibit of dinosaur sculptures & murals in Meyerton Library. Member of Artists under the Sun, Zoolake open air exhibit(2004).Group exhibition at Saitex (2005). Jacqui Mccann Gallery JHB Gallo manor(2006). SARCDA Int with Absolute Africa, courtesy of Nigel Lewis(2006). Gardenworld FNB (2006). Rina Allingham Gallery (2007). Private Viewing, Gamont Housing, courtesy of Wami Nhlapo, (2005).
Gallery Africa, Cape Town V & A Waterfront (2006, 2007).
Authentic Collections, private viewings arranged by Shaun Wantenaar.
Exhibition of Ethnic people of Africa, Meyerton Library Week, (April 2006).Exhibit with Mfolozi Group, courtesy of Mr. Sandile, JHB city central (2006).
“Klein Karoo Kunstefees” (2006, 2007).
Alice Art Gallery, Roodepoort, Gauteng (2006, 2007)
Positive, Sun International, Valley of the Waves (2006)
Gallery 909, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town (2007)
Art Lovers Gallery, Rina Allingham, The Glen, Gauteng (2006, 2007)
Sun City – The Palace Collection, Mr Jackhalo (2007)
Thaba-ya-Botswana, resort and conference rooms JHB (2007)
.Luadra Art Gallery JHB (2007-8).Blue grass art studio ,the valley shopping centre(2007-8
The Yapanis Gallery rosebank (Nov-Jan 2007-8).
Absolute Art Agencies cc
t/a Absolute Art Gallery & Anna M Art Gallery
Chameleon Village
Clive Nijland exhibit Germany 2009.
Gwanini consulting ANC womans league exhibition 2009.
The Art Company ,Woodmead 2009.
Art Lovers Gallery,
The Glen, Gauteng 2009.
Gallery Africa,
Cape Town V & A Waterfront 2009.

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