In this exhibition of observational realism, the artist Willem Pretorius finds inspiration in the smells and sights of the small towns of South Africa and his depiction of them on canvas is that of a local and not a mere tourist or casual passer-by. The artist loves the way nature reclaims these man-made structures. Through documenting these landscapes as he sees them, he forces the onlooker to stand still where he stopped and look through his eyes and maybe see in a new light, the beauty in decay.
His theme is mainly concerned with the "platteland" and its changing landscapes. It can be seen as a type of visual diary where he documents a specific time and place in our history and in doing so, remembering.
It also reminds us of our own transience and mortality.
Everything is temporary.
TINA SKUKAN GALLERY
Address: Plot 6, Koedoeberg Rd, Faerie Glen, Pretoria
Tel: 012 991 1733
Gallery Hours:Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00
MORE EVENTS IN PRETORIA
|PRETORIA - LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932|
Opening: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 18:30
Participating: Mario Soares
|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
|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