A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

visual arts
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

FROM COAST TO KAROO (article first published : 2008-04-28; last edited : [an error occurred while processing this directive])

Elizabeth Gordon Gallery is to host an exhibition of paintings by Wim Rautenbach. Titled From Coast To Karoo, it features evocative landscapes such as Erosion, Umhlanga, Row of Houses, Colesberg and Walking Towards Durban.

Wim was born in 1975 and matriculated at the Hoerskool Randburg in 1993 having done art as a subject. He completed the National Diploma in Fine Arts at the Technikon, Pretoria, majoring in painting and art history. His other subjects were Figure Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics.

As a freelance artist, Wim does a lot of commissioned work with his biggest assignment being 26 portraits in oil of the staff of the Faculty of Engineering of Tswane University of Technology. In 2001, he attended an art course with KZN artist, Anton Benzon, who encouraged him to concentrate on landscape painting.

His first solo exhibition was at Coetzee Roux Gallery in 2002 which was followed by a further three.

Wim travels throughout South Africa to gather information and inspiration for his landscapes. He describes his paintings as “landscapes with feeling” and his free and loose brush strokes show a spontaneous honesty. His use of strategically placed dark strokes to create balance shows a quiet confidence and his ability to challenge the viewer with his slightly out of focus style is immensely appealing.

For more information contact Elizabeth Gordon Gallery at 120 Florida Road, Durban, on 031 303 8133 or email: eggart@iafrica.com




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart