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André is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
Being a self-taught artist from Port Elizabeth , André 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
His inspiration is drawn from many sources including nature , architecture ,
metaphors , history, the abstract , places , symbolism , illusion and interpreted
in his own way.
André 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. André 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
Many of André'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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