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W: 1000mm x H: 700mm x D: 45mm
W: 39" x H: 28" x D: 2"
Approx. Weight: 2.5kg
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About "Enigma 1"
An abstract figure painting by Port Elizabeth artist , Andr[0xC3A9] Pillay.
This painting that was interpreted from a poem.
she dances on tiptoe
over burnt orange heatwaves
he swims naked
through a cool pool
of electric blue
their movements mingle
in a child's painting
abandoned in the rain
- by Carol Leff
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Being a self-taught artist from Port Elizabeth , Andre has worked in multiple art mediums. These range from ceramics , kiln-formed glass and painting. Each of these mediums offer various challenges of manipulation and fabrication.
Implementing certain ideas , thoughts and emotions in the beginning do not necessarily stay that way. He enjoys the surprises of creating work subconsciously sometimes.
His inspiration is drawn from many sources including nature, architecture, metaphors , history, the abstract , places , symbolism , illusion and interpreted in his own way.
Andre started focusing more on creating paintings, working with acrylics and mixed-media on canvas. He aims to capture the beauty , light and spirit of place.
That 'place' being metaphorical and imaginary.
Some of his paintings portray a more contemporary abstract , organic and textured approach with a spontaneous feel. Colour and sweeping brushstrokes all
convey a certain energy to his paintings. Andre allows the viewer to connect and feel these places (emotions) , both real and imaginary . He hopes to portray work
that is intriguing and timeless.
In 2006 he featured on SABC 3 television art and culture show named ' Curious Culture '.
Digital art is a new medium which I'm working in .
Many of Andre's artwork's have been acquired locally and nationally and found
homes to international collectors .
EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS :
2005 SA Culture Week at South African Embassy in Helsinki , Finland
2005 One-of-Kind Exhibition - Gallagher Estate , Midrand
2005 SA Fashion Week , Collaboration Fashion and Craft Design ,
2004 FNB Vita Crafts Now Exhibition - Bus Factory , Newtown ,
2002 African Earth Exhibition - MuseuMAfrica , Johannesburg
2002 FNB Vita Crafts Now Exhibition - MuseuMAfrica , Johannesburg
2002 National Craft Imbizo , Ubuntu Village - World Summit on
Sustainable Development , Johannesburg
2012 ' Large Art ' Group Exhibition , The Athenaeum , Port Elizabeth
2011 Art & Artists of the Eastern Cape book launch and exhibition at The Athenaeum Gallery , Port Elizabeth
2010 ' Ekphrastic ' Transfiguration Paintings and Poetry Exhibition - New
Creations Gallery , PE
2010 Soccer World Art Exhibition, Environmental Perspective - Walmer Park
2008 Inspiring Art Exhibition - Continental Cars , BMW Showroom , Port
2008 Same Size, Same Price Exhibition - Picture This Gallery, Uitenhage
2007 Christmas Charity Exhibition - Walmer Park Mall , PE
2006 Homemakers Expo - Port Elizabeth Harbour
2005 Three Artists Exhibition - Cuyler Gallery
2004 Bold and Abstract Exhibition - Cuyler Gallery
2003 Knysna Arts Experience - Knysna Art Gallery Knysna
2003 "Fired Earth " Ceramic Exhibition - Knysna Art Gallery , Knysna
Self Taught Artist
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