Celebrate Slow with us!
The Slow Art exhibition will be continuing until 22 April….
Frances Wedepohl – Fine Artist
When I paint the whole world goes quiet.
The experience is intense and exhausting, and I love it. I am inspired by the places I have seen and enjoyed, I paint to keep them in my heart and to share them. I have experimented with drawing, collage and pottery, but am most at home with a good palette of oil paints.
I have a background in architectural draughting, which has influenced my style and I love precise brushwork with a strong focus on line and shape.
“To thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare
An Ode to Fynbos
A transdisciplinary installation that seeks to translate the essence of fynbos and the artist’s love affair with this incredibly diverse, unique and indigenous vegetation through a multi-sensory experience.
Louisa Staude: Fiber artist
Louisa is an avid felt maker who is fascinated by the diversity of medium and strives to explore its infinite possibilities.
Louél Staude: Conceptual artist
Her work focuses on the power of narratives and discourse as well as the diversity of their forms.
Heinz Schnölzer: Sound artist
Heinz works focus on the textural qualities that ambient recordings can bring to the composition of music.
Trevor Rose: Fine artist
After leaving the world of fashion behind, I decided to follow my instinct and go into a career in art.
Having come from a career that is ever-changing slotting into art was quite easy. I think it’s that mindset that makes contemporary art so interesting and exciting. If you had to ask me what I will be painting this time next year I would not be able to answer that.
What I do find very challenging is that art, in general, has become so diverse that pretty much anything goes, one can almost get away with anything, so for me, I constantly search for newness.
Living in a world of ever-increasing digital technology I am almost drawn to the opposite where rawness, roughness and textures are becoming more important in my work.
As a fine artist, I think it’s important to discover and experiment with approaches that the digital world can’t do.
The whole idea of reusing excites me. Which brings me to my next point., and that is to get excited about some new crazy idea, which intern keeps me stimulated to go on and on.
Art is a very personal thing and as an artist one has to believe in your work remembering that any reaction is a good thing positive or negative, sometimes even the most scathing commentary can turn out to be the injection you need to carry on.
For me, it’s the mystery of the unknown that fuels me.
My point of view is that I don’t do social or political statements but to try and create something that has some sort unexplained appeal and that will never have some sort of logical, realistic or practical meaning.