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Ian du Plessis - "The Last Resting Place"

"The Last Resting Place"

The Last Resting Place
Acrylic on Canvas, US$ 140

The Last Resting Place

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Acrylic on Canvas

W: 608mm x H: 445mm x D: 3mm
W: 24" x H: 18" x D:

Approx. Weight: 0.45kg

This work is unframed


US$ 140


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The Last Resting Place August 2016

About "The Last Resting Place"

Image of an old rusted hulk of a pick-up truck, a work horse that once in it's heyday served its master well, king of the back roads, faithfully carrying loads, coasting the long roads, taking kids to school. With the passing of time like anything we know, Old faithful could no longer carry on, taking the burden off it's master's shoulders, until he finally made a last stop in the countryside, the backlands. Left there, forgotten, fading into the past, a no-name metal hulk rusting away...

Ian du Plessis

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About Ian

From a very young age I (including family and relatives)observed that I have a natural flair for art and in specific drawing with pencils and later on oil pastel. I am a very creative and hands-on practical person. I never attended any formal art classes throughout my school and work career, however, I was influenced by observing various art styles and techniques from numerous artists and the physical world around me. One of those artists is my wife whose speciality is creation of paintings of building structures and patterns with depth and somewhat touching on the abstract or modern depiction of the latter.

Strangely for quite some time (almost 18 years!) I never created any artworks until the passing away of my mother in early 2016. My sister, a mother, avid traveller, musician and lover of fine arts commissioned me to create something special for her, for displaying inside her little wooden cottage in a secluded spot in the family's next-door wild garden. The work (titled 'Moment of Summer')emerged beyond expectation, and that spurred me to dust off my old art tool box and re-opening the 'book of art creation', rekindling an old natural skill of mine creating in color, shape, though experience, observations, feelings and emotions and driven by passion for the beautiful things in life, capturing an image in a way special to me.

I love to identify images for painting off the beaten path, using some alchemy to transform an awareness or observation into a work of gold...

Thank you for joining my journey!

Ian du Plessis
August 2016

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US$ 105-257



BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma, UAE/UK

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