Sunday, September 28, 2008

South Africa: Diane Victor: Mezzotint

'Practicing Posture' 2004 Zinc Etching, mezzotint and embossing
'Smoke portraits' 2006 Smoke on paper 58 x 41cm
Diane Victor: Born in Witbank, South Africa in 1964. Holds a BA(Fine Arts) from the University of the Witwatersrand Source: http://www.goodman-gallery.com/victor.html

Friday, September 26, 2008

Canada: Marc Sequin




Marc Séguin was born in Ottawa on March 20, 1970. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University and now lives and works in Montreal and New York City. His first solo exhibition in 1996 presented large-scale works with amazing visual effects. This exhibition attracted favourable attention from critics and collectors, and his career was launched. A talented printmaker as well as a prolific painter, Marc Séguin was recognized by the curators of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in 1997 through his work in the now-famous group exhibit De fougue et de passion. They then invited him to hold a personal exhibition in 2000 (at only 29 years of age), which consisted of a series of large paintings on the theme of medieval rose windows. This exhibition was also held at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris during the summer of 2001, and toured Canada in 2003-2004. source: http://www.galeriesimonblais.com/en/artisteBio.php?id=25

Canada: Max Wyse: Etching


Born in British Columbia in 1974, Max Wyse lives and works in Montreal. He has participated in many different group shows at venues such as the Envoy Gallery, New York (2007); Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark, Montreal (2007); Lehmann & Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto (2004, 2005, 2006); Musée Régional de Rimouski, (2006); Toronto International Art Fair (2003, 2005); Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal (2005); Bjornson-Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver (2004); and the MontmArt Foundation, Paris (2003). His work has also been presented at solo shows in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Paris. source: http://www.galeriesimonblais.com/en/artisteBio.php?id=63 (Sept. 2008)

South Africa: Dumile Feni


Dumile Feni was born in the same town as I (Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa) in 1942. In his mid 20's (1965) he began working at the politically active Gallery 101 in Johannesburg and in 1967 exhibited at the Sao Paulo-Biennale, a year later he emigrated first to Great Britain, then to America where he died in New York in 1991. sources: http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?886 http://www.artthrob.co.za/06feb/listings_kzn.html
http://www.dumile.org.za/gallery/gallery.htm

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nederlandse Kunstenaars Zoektog: koper ets

Noor van der Brugge. Vandag is ek lus om in Afrikaans te skryf, net sommer omdat ek selde kans kry. Gelukkig kan ek ook so bietjie bykom om Nederlands te verstaan. Hier is 'n link wat ek graag nog wil "explore". http://www.kunstenaars.nu/ http://www.noorvanderbrugge.nl/

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Africa: Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor studied with me at Stellenbosch. He has an absolute zest for drawing and has created a series of "Immediate Nonsense" drawings. His website: http://www.michaeltaylor.co.za/

Canada: Marcel Dzama

Marcel Dzama: born in 1974 in Winnipeg. Represented by the Richard Heller Gallery: www.richardhellergallery.com

Monday, September 22, 2008

Portugal: Joao Drumond

http://flickr.com/photos/joaodrumond/ http://portoporponto.blogspot.com/

Broken hearts and love lost

My lovely friend from Stellenbosch has an excellent way with words, here is a beautiful piece of writing about lost love. art germinate: Good night

Luc Tymans


Love the softness and melancholy of this painting. Taken from http://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/9/ This image reminds me a little of these pics from an Ethiopian/Kenyan tribal who decorate themselves with the most wonderful imagery, definiately worth looking at: http://www.slideshare.net/alainbayod/tribus-de-l-omo-presentation?src=embed

Friday, September 19, 2008

It takes a lot of learning how to be emotionally graceful to take jadedness and frustration, gain understanding and patience, ........Taken from: http://togowestafrica.blogspot.com/

Hyena



Bats


The Boardroom


The Wildebeest Man


The Horned Men Conversation


Thursday, September 18, 2008