Growth - A Group Exhibition, Opening Evening 2
It is our pleasure to invite you to our 2021 group exhibition: ‘Growth’ in Welgemeend Manor house in Cape Town from 2 – 4 December.
Please join us on one of our opening evenings:
Friday 3 December 19h00 – 21h30
2 Welgemeend Street; Gardens; Cape Town
Oil paint; Letter art; Ceramics
Hermien van der Merwe
Over the last while, my art has been drawing me into a space of new freedom. I like to compare it to a ballerina who, having had to practise for many years, is ready to dance on pointe. Yet she still needs many more hours of pointe work before she is able to truly own the stage and dance freely, trusting the music to guide her.
In a similar way, I have left the ‘barre’ and moved away from life-like fynbos vegetation. Perhaps rather than away, I am venturing deeper. Observing the fynbos more keenly. Thinking and experiencing it more deeply, allowing it to move me – and my brush – differently. I find myself mixing and applying colours with greater freedom. Decisions flow more easily. My mark-making is looser. I am leaning into the process.
This is how I grow. This is how fynbos continues to grow on my canvas.
I am a letter artist, who enjoys experimenting with a large variety of art mediums.
I live in Bloemfontein. I am married to Francois, a loving husband who supports me in everything I do. We are blessed with two young kids, Mijke and Dian.
I grew up on a sheep farm in the Karoo and still find my inspiration from nature. I love using colours and textures from nature in my art.
Enjoy the journey with me!
For this exhibition, I decided to do a series of vessels in white and gold.
To me, white means the wholesomeness of milk, the effervescence of sea spray, the freshness of crisp linen, while gold brings to mind luxury and strength, nobility, love and wisdom.
Together they make magic.
|Age restriction||Family friendly|
|Refund policy||No refunds|