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André Naude, above all, concerns himself with the process of painting, with his inimitable palette that uses the most unassuming colours in such a way that they dance with energy and glow with richness. His secret compassion for his sharp-voiced leitmotif, for the paint and the colour, results in a visual internationalism, a quality of work that transcends the possibility of ever being called endemic or myopic.
 
Alarmed logs and branches ready to bite you, quiet and hostile vases standing in ambush, slate paving in revolt, wrought-iron bristling with enmity. All painted with such relish that you want to touch them and mollify them, to tame them and take them home to sleep on your couch. The darkness disguised with seductive colour and luscious painterly marks, a dichotomy of fatalistic protest and an optimism of hope.
 
Naude paints the way Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes. A magician seeing and hearing the mundane and transforming it into a feast of brush mark and of colour, into something apart from its inspiration, existing in its own right in terms of beauty, of line and colour and form. The story is in the telling, bitter and delicious like chocolate. Telling the bad news with the most exquisite language. The magician who can get cynical brown to shimmer with Alice blue.
 
One can say reminiscent of Matisse and Picasso, but should rather say: reminiscent of Naude. It is work that is entirely itself and its creator.

Participating: Andre Naude

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LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932

Address: 198 Long Street, Waterkloof
Tel: 012 346 6593 || Cell: 073 298 5829
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:00. Sat: 09:00 - 13:00.





MORE EVENTS IN PRETORIA


PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Opening: Friday 21 September 2018 at 18:30
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Stilled Lives II
Participating: Karin Preller
Closing Wednesday 10 October 2018

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PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Opening: Friday 28 September 2018 at 18:30
BACK TO THE FUTURE - Contemporary glass inspired by the past
Participating: Lothar Bottcher * Olwethu de Vos * Gordon Froud * Caitlin Greenberg * Mike Hyam * Martli Jansen van Rensburg * Thabiso Mokaba * Thabang Monoa * Kgotso Pati * Maxi Pretorius * Ian Redelinghuys * Liesl Roos * Nicole Rowe * Mbali Tshabalala * Diane Victor * Retief van Wyk * Marileen van Wyk * Berco Wilsenach
Closing Wednesday 17 October 2018

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PRETORIA - JOHANN VAN HEERDEN`S ART AND GALLERY
Opening: Sunday 30 September 2018 at 11:00
Link / Skakel Art Jewelry Exhibition
Participating: Dorathea Annandale * Cryselda Venter * Leonie Annandale * Brendon Cloete * Anne Manaczynski * Esti McLachlan * Deirdre Mcllroy * Joy Massyn * Nadine Steenkamp * Magda Nieman * Joseph Makhafola * Abram Mathabatha
Closing Sunday 7 October 2018

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