Whether photography or oil on canvas, Friends of Design’s spotlight of this months’ First Thurdays exhibition is on humans.
There are few people in the world who don’t swim with the tide. The photographer Thom Pierce focused on humans that took a stand against compulsory military service for white males during apartheid. Although their actions were deemed illegal and carried a lengthy prison sentence, they refused to fight. Themed by the name “The Objectors”, Pierce portrayed them in order to tell their individual stories.
In contrast to Thom Pierce, Anthony de Klerk focuses his attention on nude humans which he paints in oil on canvas. With his style of a modern impressionist with a touch of expressionism, he gives glimpses into the souls of his models. The internationally awarded Art Director studied Oil Painting under Ryno Swart and now teaches figure paintings in oil by himself.
When & where:
Thursday 6th November, 5:00-9:00 pm
Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts
186 Bree Street, Cape Town