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Lavonne Bosman - "Welcome to Paradise"

"Welcome to Paradise"

Welcome to Paradise
Print on Paper, US$ 671

Welcome to Paradise

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Print on Paper
Limited Edition, signed Photographic Print on Fine Art Paper

W: 900mm x H: 600mm x D: 1mm
W: 35" x H: 24" x D:

Approx. Weight: 0.5kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 671

Scale

Person Thumbnail

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About "Welcome to Paradise"

The road on the right leads to the entrance to Coffee Bay, the Transkei, rural East coast of South Africa. The left road is going to the village of 'Jonga' which is basically also part of Coffee Bay. I lived there for two and a half years from 2011 - 2013 and have a piece of land with a Reading hut and my caravan is still standing in a campsite, waiting for me to visit. I took this photo during my last visit two years ago. When I lived there my photographic style developed a lot, but it was actually only when I left that it gor really established.
So, this photo is representational of my now style that can be described as 'human landscapes'. Basically a landscape containing some human or perhaps animal element. It requires very particular lighting, to do with the clouds and the sun that creates a color that makes everything looks like a painting, nothing I can create myself if, so I need to be very patient and then ready when it does happen. I guess I have to be really lucky for it to happen, like on this day.
This photograph also has historical importance because of the changes happening at the moment in Coffee Bay. When I took this photo in 2015 work was still in progress to build a highway right through Coffee Bay and only when I go back to visit soon, will I see how it has changed in the past two years.

The kind of photographic art style I work in, is not of the instant variety that our culture is currently satiating itself with, but rather relevant in an archival, historical space of time, especially keeping in mind the fact of rapid development in our urban and rural spaces. It requires natural light and natural moments to create and in that way is something that is completely unique.

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About Lavonne

Lavonne Bosman

The kind of photographic art style I work in, is not of the instant variety that our culture is currently satiating itself with, but rather relevant in an archival, historical space of time, especially keeping in mind the fact of rapid development in our urban and rural spaces. It requires natural light and natural moments to create and in that way is something that is completely unique.

I've been developing my style of photographic art for many years and can finally say that I've come to a place where I know what I want my art to look like. My wish is for my art to be taken as seriously as other mediums of art. I want to see it printed large scale and hanging on walls in houses and hotels or other buildings for years to come.

I am a natural light photographer with a great love for Africa and it's people. Exploring new places and cultures is my desire and I love travelling from the Western Cape to other parts of our diverse country, such as the Eastern Cape, Transkei, where I lived for 2 and a half years (in a caravan!), teaching basic literacy and documenting the amaXhosa people in their rural homelands and I try to still visit for a couple of weeks every year.

People are my passion and I love capturing natural moments in natural light, reflecting a person's true character through more artistic portraits. I've been taking photographs for more than 10 years, starting out with black & white film photography and darkroom developing and I find my eye still inclined to that look.

I love capturing moments as I see it, keeping it real without interfering too much. When I take a photo I often consider what the meaning of it might be for future generations. I love my 50mm. Light and emotion is my inspiration.

Photography is my art and I believe that true art stands through time. Art takes patience to create and it cannot be forced. Sometimes the elements are just not right and it can be challenging. But when the time is right and it is God's will He will bless you with something so beautiful that it can purely be a gift. And that makes everything worth it.

Price Range

US$ 244-793

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Exhibitions

2009 'Ilungile, It is good' A solo exhibition at the Artscape in Cape Town
2013"Makhelwane, My neighbour" - a solo exhibition in association with the Associazione Piemontesi di Citta del Capo.
2016 Group exhibition with the Stellenbosch Arts Society
2017 "Licht der Hoffnung" Migration in the B√ľndner Bergwelt. Chur, Switzerland

Education

BA Drama, Photography, TEFL

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