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Greg Kerr - "Little Master"
Oil on Canvas
W: 1030mm x H: 1230mm x D: 40mm
Approx. Weight: 35kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Little Master"
The figure represents Van Gogh in the act of mutilation. He gazes into a mirror that reflects a nasty reality. The face was a problem I solved by painting it in exactly 30 seconds then left it - an act of bravura or desperation after struggling with it for weeks. I like the mix of quick marks with very fastidious areas of detail.
Gregory Kerr: Born in 1949 and educated at Wits University, Johannesburg College of Education, Unisa and the University of Georgia. Was involved in formal art education from 1973 till 2000 when he resigned from his post as Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. Since then has been painting full time and giving private art tuition to specialist groups in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth. His work ranges from the satirical (small drawings done in informal situations) to the monumental (large paintings of people and animals). Represented in numerous private and corporate collections in South Africa and abroad.
Eighteen solo exhibitions since 1982. Most recent at I-Art, Cape Town and David Brown, Johannesburg in 2008. Numerous group exhibitions. Upcoming solo exhibitions at Knysna Fine Arts (19 February - early March, 2010 Pastel paintings) and Grand Provence, Franschhoek (8 August - 8 September, 2010 Oil paintings).
BA (Hons) English Literature; BA (Fine Arts); H.E.D., Ph.D.
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