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Greg Kerr - "Vuselela"
Oil on Canvas
W: 2400mm x H: 1600mm x D: 55mm
Approx. Weight: 25kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
This is one of three very large paintings of Nguni cattle done in 2004 as part of an ongoing series on the subject. I had been involved in the Keiskamma Art Project in the Ciskei area of the Eastern Cape and had become very interested in the culture and aesthetics of the indiginous cattle. In 2007 I completed the last of the series. I have made much of the decorative qualities of the hide of this "tollie" or young male calf and enjoyed the moment as he stuck out his tongue. What is most impressive is the fact that the image is actually larger than life-size and thus tends to be very dramatic and overwhelming.
Gregory Kerr: Born in 1949 and educated at Wits University, Johannesburg College of Education, Unisa and the University of Georgia. Was involved in formal art education from 1973 till 2000 when he resigned from his post as Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. Since then has been painting full time and giving private art tuition to specialist groups in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth. His work ranges from the satirical (small drawings done in informal situations) to the monumental (large paintings of people and animals). Represented in numerous private and corporate collections in South Africa and abroad.
Eighteen solo exhibitions since 1982. Most recent at I-Art, Cape Town and David Brown, Johannesburg in 2008. Numerous group exhibitions. Upcoming solo exhibitions at Knysna Fine Arts (19 February - early March, 2010 Pastel paintings) and Grand Provence, Franschhoek (8 August - 8 September, 2010 Oil paintings).
BA (Hons) English Literature; BA (Fine Arts); H.E.D., Ph.D.
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