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Petru Viljoen - "x marks the spot a"
x marks the spot a
x marks the spot a
W: 193mm x H: 198mm
Approx. Weight: 0.1kg
This work is unframed
(with the artist)
About "x marks the spot a"
I've been taking a closer look at rock formations. Keeping in mind one walks on 200 000 years of geological history, how the sandstone was formed in this time becomes fascinating. Also, as there are still traces of gold, and a rumour exists of the Kruger millions being hidden close by somewhere within a 90km range sends one on a treasure hunt - not necessarily to find the millions but maybe a spiritual or psychical treasure that can be found. The peace of mind and fun is enough.
Petru is an Artist with SouthAfricanArtists.com based in South Africa.
I use a range of artistic media in my artworks. I paint for the sake of painting and express colour and mark through the medium of photorealism at the moment. The collages or mixed media works are experimentations in expression of how things got to be as they are. Colour photos have atmosphere and black and white photography has a beauty of its own. There are meditative qualities in the tonal value as well as in the subject matter. The plant studies accent a delicate, transient state of being. Due consideration is requested of what it is and in the abstractions of what it is not, or what it became. The photos are printed on canson (drawing paper) for texture. They are available in editions of 25.
Solo exhibition, Michaelis Art Library, Johannesburg, 2010
Johannesburg Art Foundation 1989 - 1990
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