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Greg Kerr - "Year of the Ox"
Year of the Ox
Year of the Ox
Oil on Canvas
W: 395mm x H: 490mm
Approx. Weight: 2kg
This work is framed (but can be supplied either framed or unframed)
About "Year of the Ox"
Painted as I was about to turn 50, I liked the idea of myself as some kind of deep person contemplating the landscape of his life so I painted a very bald, not very encouraging stand-in for myself as a kind of talisman. All sorts of angst and stuff hidden there. Maybe.
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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