5 Aug 2014 : Images below were updated with same, but through a fresh new Ektachrome E100GX processing !
Few years back, when Karl left, I felt that the end of Jozi in art and Art in Jozi is nearing .. I also thought that i might miss him. I did, and I’m missing him badly still today.
It was then, few years back, when Hermann Niebuhr “appeared in my life”, like a wave of past Troyeville times. The inevitable happened – love at first site – the “Wim Wenders in Hillbrow” work. A work i will never forget in this life :
Continue reading here : Hermann Niebuhr, City Chromatic
I could not help it but share with you (since you are here now) this wonderful exhibit, which i attended in Sofia, possibly during my first visit back to this can-be-wonderful city, where my heart stayed behind when i left in 1991 .. It was named “The Window” and featured works by XX century fine art masters from Bulgaria – some big names in there
The selected works here, which i scanned recently, represent the works i particulalrly liked there, works which capture so well the light of Sofia : winter light, nightlight, the city light in general – the way i recall it in the 80s, and even in the late 70s, the way i want it to be when i go back one day ..
I can write pages on the works below, but i will not – over to the works to do the talking ..
Finally, keep mouse over image to see image title and details ..
Wilderness in Us, Oil on board, 2012. Available – enquiries over email
Our House in Namibia, Oil on board, 2011. Not Available – property of NA
Later that Evening, Oil on board, 2012. Available – enquiries over email
Langebaan in Winter, Oil on board, 2012. Available – enquiries over email
Failed One-Night Stand, Oil on board, 2012. Available – enquiries over email
Wet Summer II, Mixed Media, 2012. Not Available
TWA 800, Mixed Media, 2011. Not Available
October Wind III, Mixed Media, 2011. Availability unknown ..
October Wind V, Mixed Media, 2011. Available – enquiries over email
October Wind VI, Mixed Media, 2011. Available – enquiries over email
Airborn, 2006, Oil on Board, , Available : Enquiries over email
Madrid, End of Summer, Oil on Board, 67×43, Sold : Property of WB
Full Moon North of Pretoria, Oil on Board, Sold : Property of NV
Worst Case Scenario I, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Worst Case Scenario II, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Worst Case Scenario III, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Wet Summer I, Oil on Board, Not Available : Property of NA
House by the Sea I, Oil on Board, Available : Enquiries over email
October Wind IV, Oil on Board, Not Available : Property of KG
While We Sleep I, Oil on Board, Not Available : Property of I/NB
Snow in October II, Mixed Media, Not Available : Property of NV
Wet Summer III, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Never Wake up Late, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
There, Then I, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
There, Then IV, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Low Tide III, Mixed Media, Available : Enquiries over email
Low Tide IV, Mixed Media, Availability Unknown
October Wind II, Mixed Media, Not Available: property of D/MK
Winter Sun I, Mixed Media, Not Available, owner unknown
There, Then III – fragment, Mixed Media, Not Available, owner unknown
All You Say and All You Dont, Mixed Media, Not Available
House by the Sea II, Charcoal on paper, Not Available
Low Tide I, Charcoal on paper, Not Available
An incidental encounter with A. Penev, and his “request” that i went back in the studio and paint and leave photography aside, led to my scanning of few of the oils which i completed in the 80s, mostly in the 1986 – 1987. I recall a fine summer day late in the 80s, when Drago came to my studio with a camera and shot what i managed to collect back then and what i had on me in the studio, dried long time ago (some 10-15 works had gone at this point – vanished with their respective owners).
So, i found the actual pictures of the works buried in the cellar, in a box with other nostalgia, and promptly rescanned them to their original look (some of these were still with me in the recent years, so i vividly recall their look). I would have done differently these works today, and in some cases correcting obvious mistakes in colour and light sources and the like. It is “too late now” .. I may go ahead and redo some of these as i see them today, or i may leave them as they were then .. I don’t know ..
No names – don’t recall their names today, except for few – see each file name. Most of the works below are sold, some sold here, in South Africa, one or two were given as a present.
So, while i deal with awaken memories now, you can have a look – the way of the brush then, the humble attempt to be me ..
The Mirror Trader below was done together with Julian Ilkov (“Bai Hui”), while in the army, in my studio there – he added few strokes in the man’s face if i recall correctly .. We did few other works together, don’t have images of those though.
Finally, something in black .. I wish i had done more in black then and that i do more now .. The “now” can still be corrected ..
Leaving it All Behind I, 1986, Charcoal on board, property of IB