Future Art Era Art Gallery – 1 Scott st, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort featuring South African Artists
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Dear Artists and Art Lovers: Join us for the first Gauteng Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Riversands Farm Village, R511, Fourways.
Outdoor stalls (2m x 4m) available from R400 per day.
Under roof and indoor stalls available from R600 – R1,000 per day. There will be NO MUSIC EVENTS and NO Chinese toy stalls.
There WILL BE art, antiques, art and more art!
Things to do at Riversands Farm Village: Children’s activities, Coffee shop and cafes, Craft Beer tap house, Tree Top Adventures
An afternoon well spent in the company of informed art lovers and the enchanting paintings and publications of Sas Kloppers. I am referring to the FOLKLORE FANTASY Bushman/San Art & Books on SA Artist’s exhibition at the Elno Art Gallery, Centurion. This excellent exhibition presented by Future Art Era is structured around the Bushman/ San art inspired paintings of Sas Kloppers and his publications on South African and Namibian Art and Artists. Both the paintings and publications reflect over the long and dedicated career of Sas Kloppers the artist and publicist. Works of guest artists, Anton DK, Daniel Mosako and Gert Potgieter, furthermore support this well rehearsed and tastefully presented exhibition. Well done to Louise Boshoff whose endeavor made this possible. It was truly refreshing, on a hot Saturday afternoon.
Kloppers paintings include own work as well as a body of work of contemporary Bushman/San artists that is part of his personal collection. The paintings are well supported by photo documentation and written discussions. The viewer is hereby assisted to understand the mythological complexities, yet simplistic beauty of Bushman/San art that so often lacking full comprehension by the western mind and its contemporary thinking.
Inspiration by Bushman/San art is one thing, but interpreting that inspiration into one’s work is another. It is no easy task. The danger of literal interpretation is always a threatening companion. The naivety of form constantly luring the artist to conveniently disregard what their art is all about – its content embedded in the mystery of the minds of the oldest inhabitants of this planet. This is what makes the work of Kloppers so remarkable. His work does not reflect mere imitation of Busman/San art but rather using elements of the San visual language to tell us about his own life. In particular, his close relationship and passionate interaction he has had with them and their art.
The publications of which a copy of most that Kloppers has had involvement with as publisher, researcher and writer are on display and forms an integral part of the exhibition. It indeed completes a full library of a lifetime of work. The publications include books on WH Coetzer. Coert Steynberg, Ann Vorster, JH. Pierneef, Tienie Pritchard, Namibian Artists, Adriaan Boshoff, Andre de Beer, Artists of the Waterberg, and his latest publications, Ode to the Miner and Hennie Niemann.
These books are indeed an attribute to any art book collection. Well written, well researched and excellent quality. Falls good on the eye feels even better in hand. Information in abundance for connoisseur and student.
Good news for those who were unfortunate not to attend the opening. The exhibition has been extended to run until 28 February 2016.
By: The Critic
ELNO ARTS invite: Folklore Fantasy Bushmen SAN Art & Books on SA Artist’s – Sas Kloppers 16 – 21 Feb 2016 in Centurion.
Also featuring South African Artist’s Daniel Mosako, Gert Potgieter & Anton DK.
A presentation by Sello Seanego – Saturday 14:00.
Tel: (+27) 12 656 0123
Send us a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit on the corner of:
Gouws and Ruimte roads
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday – 09:00 – 15:00
I mounted my first exhibition in 1990 in Swakopmund, Namibia, on invitation of the Die Muschel Gallery, exhibiting a series of works inspired by the rock art of the Brandberg. Since 1990 I have exhibited widely in South Africa and Africa. Africa’s colour, rhythm, lore and rituals serve as inspiration for my work. I interpret all in my own style, medium and technique, subtly incorporating earthly materials when called for by the theme.
“. . . images not out of step with a culturally re-awaking continent; of Africa’s striving to empower herself through the invocation of her myth and mythology; bring to the fore what is often missing in contemporary African art, the spirituality that underlies African cosmology and trans-symbolism.”
1999 Pretoria Art Association
1998, 1999 & 2003 Roodepoort Museum, Folklore Fantasy: Transforming the oral into the visual
1999 Die Muschel, Folklore Fantasy, Swakopmund, Namibia
2000 Dusk Exhibition, Groot Marico
2001 Die Muschel, The Land and its People, Swakopmund, Namibia Opened by Mr Sam Nujoma
2001 The Whale House, Folklore Fantasy, Hermanus
2001 & 2002 Volksblad Arts Festival, Folklore Fantasy, Bloemfontein (guest artist of NALN)
2009 GR von Wielligh’s 150th anniversary, The influence of Von Wielligh’s text on my work, NALN,
Bloemfontein (guest artist)
2011 Paul-Jacques Art Gallery, Pretoria
1990 Die Muschel, Folklore Fantasy: Transforming the oral into the visual, with Frans Claerhout, Steven
Townley Basset and Joan Schrauwen
2000 Art and Images, Maun, Botswana – Opened by President Ian Khama
2000 Jan Cilliers Laerskool, Johannesburg, with Hennie Niemann and Frans Claerhout
RSG (Radio Sonder Grense, South Africa) and NBC (Namibian Broadcast Corporation)
Printed media: South Africa and Namibia
Meet the Artists at the “It’s not our Art, but our Heart” Art Exhibition at MORCEAU DE MANTEL 16 Dec from 14:00 until 20:00