When I am Alone
When I am Alone
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W: 770mm x H: 1000mm
W: 30" x H: 39"
Approx. Weight: 7kg
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About "When I am Alone"
In 1998 I had just begun my present journey towards spiritual enlightenment and the vision of this work came to me in a dream and had to be completed in tandem with my demanding work schedule in theatre. The inscripted words; 'When I am alone the flowers are really seen' were also provided during that dream - the painting symbolically represents my solitary withdrawal from social integration at that time with a need for private meditation and spiritual contemplation.
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Since early childhood, my eyes have been the windows for my Soul - I have been literally focused upon the objective observation and potential understanding of everything I have ever looked upon and have always claimed my instinctive need to two-dimensionally re-present the shapes and forms that I see. I naturally possess personal preferences of subject matter, especially in my paintings - It seems that my Soul has a special affinity with the human physical form. Therefore my work aims to expose and amplify the particularly fascinating aspects of human faces and human bodies as I see them. And therein lies the basic impetus for my continual striving - To provide a fresh look, a new slant, an originality of perception based within my imaginative reinterpretation and artistic design of any subject matter. And therein also lies my purpose as an artist....I possess a genuinely HONEST Soul and TRUTH is the keyword to my overall existence - However, having spent many decades devoted to the performing arts, my current presentational credo is this: "To capture audience attention, one must be original and imaginative; one must be an entertainment magician; and one should always provoke and stun one's audience!"....for therein may ultimately lie the reception of any 'messages' one attempts to transmit?
Aids Benefit Exhibition, Durban's Playhouse Theatre Complex - 1990
Nottingham Road 'Pink Festival' (KZN) - 2006
Combined 'Dance Theme' Exhbition, Johannesburg Civic Theatre - 2007
Works exhibited at: 'The Loft Lounge'(2007/2008)De Waterkant, Cape Town
Exhibition at: 'OBZ THEATRE CAFE' (February 2008) Observatory, Cape Town (February 2008)
Works shown at: Gay Pride Art Exhibition,(February 2008) ARTSCAPE, Cape Town
Exhibition at: 'MANHATTAN CAFE' (April 2008) De Waterkant, Cape Town
Displayed at: 'ART CAFE' (June-October 2008) De Waterkant, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition at: JOHANNESBURG RAND CLUB (November 2009)a charity benefit in aid of Theatre Benevolent Fund
Works currently on display at: 'EUPHEMISM ART GALLERY', MEYERTON
Post Graduate (Education - Fine Art and Drama)
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