Unus Mundus

Somebody told me the other day that the average painter applies 6 to 7 layers before a painting is finished. I just applied the 75th layer to ‘Unus Mundus’ (One World) and still it’s far from ready. Layers, in my case, are photographs, drawings, textures, digital in-paintings, etc.

Guess I have another 30 to 40 layers to go. Plus some patching here and there.

The imaginary will be printed and framed in the size 180x120cm for a permanent exhibition (until sold) in one of the better art galleries in the Western Cape, South Africa. And there will be only one print available for their clients appreciate (and pay for, I hope 😉 ) exclusivity.

How does my layering work? In the past I already made a youtube with a very simplified example. See: The Meta Selfie 

Art Thirst at the Hermanus Art Walk

Every first Friday of the month 14 galleries in Hermanus remain open until 8 PM displaying the work of around 300 artists. Art Thirst is one of those galleries and owned by well known South African painter Leon Müller. This Friday evening he will have a surprise artist in his gallery. Men are invited to bring their wives/spouses and surprise them with a treasure of Mother Earth. You will see it at the entrance when you pop in this Friday between 6 and 8 PM. You are Welcome.

The ‘Hermanus First Friday Art Walk‘ is an initiative of the participating galleries which are virtually all within walking distance from each other.

Hermanus FynArts

This annual event attracts art lovers from all over. Last weekend the 2015 edition was officially opened. One of the attractions is a number of sculptures along the Cliff Path which stay there for a period of 8 months. What irritates me (but I think it’s a global ‘issue’) is that the organisation is sponsored and subsidised but the artists are supposed to live of the air… There are also quite a few art galleries in Hermanus participating. Added to this gallery are a few sculptures standing outside the Abalone Gallery.

Sculpture

At the moment the Town of Hermanus in the Western Cape is celebrating the FynArts Festival with exhibitions in the old Synagogue and private galleries plus lectures, storytelling, concerts and arty South African movies next to open workshops of local artists. And the quality of the works is superb and provides visitors with a good impression of  the (contemporary) South African Art Scene. The sculpture (bronze) in the pictures is made by Ian McCallum and photographed from different angles it shows different natural light influenced spheres…

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