Original and exclusive.
Art chose me, not me it, only because thats the way its suppose to be. I'm an explorer and eternal student of the arts , thus I embrace change as there cannot be any growth without change. I prefer not to be held by concept, labels and rules and regulations as that restricts me to improve myself and to discover new ideas and ways for myself and the bigger picture of art.
I was born and brought in Namibia. Lived in Potchefstroom for a while and am currently living on top of Piketberg. I've been living in the Western Cape since 1991. Im an established, collectable proffesional viual artist. My visual arts cv is extensive, so i have done a summary. I will attach it. 4 of the coorporate art collections have bought work from me. MTN, Sanlam, Nandos UK, and Rand Merchand bank. Ive had 16 Solo exhibitions: 1. Sint Anna ter Muiden in Sluis – Netherlands. 2. 5 in Piketberg at different venues through the years. 3. The Cape Gallery- Cape Town. 4. Iziko national museum – Cape Town. 5. The Cape Gallery – Cape Town. 6. Liebrecht gallery – Somerset West with James Grace and Pieter Rooi in concert. 7. AVA ( The association of visual arts)- where you have to get selected by a panel of 12 people. 8. Casa Labia cultural centre in Muizenberg. 9. The University of Potchefstroom- for Aardklop visual arts festival. 10. Halifax gallery in Parkhurst Johannesburg Ive participated in over 70 Group exhibitions (not all is noted) nationally and international in the following galleries – some of them numerous times. Sandton Civic Hall Brugge – Belgium Abele-Watou – Belgium Sasol- Johannesburg Sasol museum in Stellenbosch Woordfees Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch Pretoria art Museum Artspace – Johannesburg Oliewenhuis National Museum – Bloemfontein Grande Provance –Franschoek Everard Read – Cape Town Tina Skukan gallery – Pretoria Investment art (Brundyn +) – Cape town AVA – Cape Town Carol Lee fine arts – Johannesburg D- Street - Stellenbosch Lindie van Niekerk Gallery – Cape Town Halifax – Johannesburg Strydom Gallery – George Stellenbosch art gallery Bellvile arts association KKNK visual arts festival Johannesburg art weekend – Luvey n Rose The Studio – Kalk bay Liebrecht gallery – Somerset West The Lounge gallery – Seideberg wine estate Johan Smit Gallery- Clarens Steenboksfontein Spring arts festival Redelinghuys Centenary exhibition 36 Special – Cape Town Rust and Vrede- Durbanville A nationwide travelling exhibition on fracking in the Karoo - Fear and loss. Ive participated in a few art Auctions: Iziko national gallery Cape Town City hall – 2008: Solo Fundraiser /art auction at Iziko Museum for Marisa Smit 2014 auction- chefs who share. second highest bid among esteemed South African artists : amongs 10 great South African artists. Amongst whom: Lionel Smit, Jean Doyle, Louis Janse van Vuuren, Russel Travers, Dylan lewis, Anton Smit, Ryan Hewit, Heike Allerton-Davies, Jacqueline Crewe-Brown 2015 Auction, Shefs who share. 2015 Strings of hope. Queen of hearts café – Harare, Zimbabwe, Charity auction for Valentine Magutse. 2016 Strings of hope – Harare Zimbabwe – Ananzi gallery and restaurant. 2016 Bernardi auctioneers Pretoria 2017 Afrikaburn auction for Herman van Wyk I entered the New Signatures exhibition (Sasol – Johannesburg) and Windsor and Newton millenium Competion and got into both finalist exhibitions. With Windsor and Newton i entered 3 works and 2 were chosen. I also got second price in Citrusdal fundraiser exhibition. As a rule i dont really participate in competitions. I ran my own gallery and curated 6 sucsesfull exhibitions and numerous projects Ive done installations for Afrikaburn with a big collective over 3 years and did 6 performances with the band Croak and musicians - Martinique du Toit, OhGod, Luca Hart. I've also worked with the artists HaMan and Joke I'm a self –taught artist and have made into a very competitive visual arts market. I'm curently working on various international invitations.