this week im going to be busy on a big work for a client in Hout Bay the work is on canvas and 2000mm x 1800mm thats a nice big size to work with. will upload the final work once it is complete. im very excited to be working on a big scale again and im eager to see the final outcome.
ive also been visiting some second hand shops and found some beautiful wood frames. i also bought a fresh stock of fabriano. so be on the lookout for those works too.
found a beautiful old illustrated field guide to rare and endangered flora of the western cape. picked up some leaves and bits. beautiful colors. and collected some seeds for the garden. these are ornamental poppy seeds.
my great grandma was from germany, she fled the war.she made skirts. here is a beautiful pic of my great grandmother with my grandfather, grandmother, her sister and her husband. a very old english-german dictionary with beautiful type.
i also make a habit of collecting all my grandpa's old readers digest magazines from the 60's and 70's. he has a comprehensive collection of them at our summer house in yzerfontein(up the west coast) some great illustrations and coca-cola advertisements
born 25 october 1980 in cape town, south africa “The neighbourhood speaks for itself.” I am often seduced by the scratchings of a streetwalker. I like it when kids take a piece of chalk and write on the wall, which is often the case around my home and studio in Woodstock. I received no formal artistic training, but I have been studying art and the mark since my fascination with skateboarding magazines as a teenager in Cape Town. I am inspired by the Mission School Art Movement in San Francisco, the Woostercollective, Marc Gonzalez, Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, punk rock music, the way skateboarding & cycling enables me to access the city, and books in the City Library. Graphics, album covers, magazine layouts and illustrations are an important influence to my aesthetic as is the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Henri Matisse and Joan Miró, respectively. My works celebrate the abstract moments of the image: formal qualities of line, form and hue form/ become/ are the basis of my compositions that evolve through the process of painting. I began exhibiting “free art” on street corners in the early 2000s and this enabled me to connect directly with the street and its unexpected audiences. I now exhibit almost exclusively in the gallery space, but this shift remains, for me, just another space to engage the viewer in a new way. i have exhibited extensively throughout south africa and abroad. i am currently working from a studio in woodstock, cape town. ---