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Hugo de Villiers - "SACS Art Class"
SACS Art Class
SACS Art Class
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
Oil on Board
W: 800mm x H: 600mm
Approx. Weight: 1.5kg
This work is unframed
US$ 227 SOLD
About "SACS Art Class"
I packed a huge still life in an art class for children to work from. I tried to create contrasts between different textures and colours. While the kids were working, I felt the urge to pick up a brush and joined them!
On my way to work [I'm Visual Arts teacher at SACS, Newlands HS, Cape Town] in the winter mornings synthetic lights reflect bright red, amber, green and a multitude of cold and warm contrasting reflections. I, or my shotgun pilot teenage son, take random photographs through the windshield. As can be expected, only about 1 in a 100 can be edited and prove suitable as an oil painting. I work with a limited predetermined palette before I start a series of 24 works. There is specific personal symbolism to this: My birth date making me a Scorpio - 8th Zodiac -water sign. Coincidentally (and in this instance fittingly) element 24 is Chromium (Cr), a metallic element that can take on a high polish.
Stellenbosch - Taal Fees x2
BA Fine Art IV [Stellenbosch University]; HDE [UNISA]
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