SALE OF EARLY WORKS THROUGHOUT 2018
OFFERS ACCEPTED - WITH 10% PROCEEDS TO ARTIST'S CHOSEN CHARITY.
Born Jacobsdal South Africa
Gert Naude works on VERY heavy duty board using a reductive technique by scraping off layers of paint to develop the work's characterization.
This method of reducing creates a result which has a similarity to Chinese lacquer furniture. Easily the works on board can be converted into unique decorative wall panels for cupboards,headboards,table tops.
Replacing the paintbrush with screwdrivers, putty knifes, fine steel brushes and nails to work the paint. The paintings become contemporary art pieces that juxtaposition ethereal beauty with the solid ancient environment in which they are created.
'I find creating art deeply meditative; it's a translation of my emotions into something tangible. I tend to focus more on the emotional being than the figurative one, and see the religious and iconic themes in my work as an expression of the ultimate portrayal of unconditional love.
My work is like a diary, I can look back and see where I was at the time of its creation'.
House and Leisure Magazine Issue No 125.