Kuns en Ander / Art and Other

Over the years, number of our artists have supported various of our events and they have once again stepped up to the plate and offered to support the Covid-19 PRG Learner Support Fund. Some of the items carry a reserve enabling the artist to cover costs and others have been generously donated.

IMPORTANT: Please confirm availability of the artwork prior to making payment with kwinter@paulroos.co.za

Paul Roos Gimnasium – ABSA – Stellenbosch
Branch Code: 33 44 10
Account Nr: 410142791
Reference: ART + Initial & Surname

E-mail proof of payment, cellphone number & specific item details (i.e. donation, raffle, art / wine etc.) to kwinter@paulroos.co.za / 082 395 1781.

Deon Pienaar

1. “The chaos and the calm” 2020 – R20 000

Edition: Original; Medium: Acrylic and Ink on canvas; Dimensions: 2m x 2m.

The first in his new series. The texture and scale of this painting opens up space to create a new dimension. It endlessly expands beyond the confining plane of the canvas. On our journey of self-discovery, we often find that we have only but started “scratching the surface”.

2. “Stay in line” – R16 000

Edition: Unique; Medium: Bronze on a reclaimed wood base; Dimensions: 80 cm

About the artist: Deon is a self-taught painter and sculptor and works from his home studio in Stellenbosch. He works in different mediums but is best known for his silhouette’s on antique book pages and 2 dimensional sculptures. As an artist he mainly does commissions.

Emzi Ficoroni

1. ”Delft Proteas” 2020 – R12 000

Edition: Original; Medium: Acrylic on canvas; Dimensions: 800 x 900mm on stretched canvas

This painting was inspired by Stellenbosch and its fauna and flora. In no other part of the world can you find so many different varieties in and around Stellenbosch. Fynbos is part of our heritage just like Delft is a part of our Dutch roots. “I wanted to combine two major influencers that is part of my everyday context.“

2. Four x Paper Art works, “Fynbos Botanica” – R690 each

Edition: Original; Medium: Mixed Media on Paper; Dimensions: A5

About the artist: Emzi Ficoroni studied Fine Arts and received her Fine & Applied Bachelors of Arts Degree from the Tshwane University of Technology (2005). She has exhibited at various galleries and have participated in collaborated art exhibitions among galleries such as The Cape Art Gallery and Chris Tuggwell Art Gallery. In 2018 Emzi Ficoroni opened her own Gallery in Stellenbosch called E Gallery (7 Andringa Street).

Gerhard van Eck

1. “Rendezvous”, set of 3 sculptures on individual plinths – R10 500

Edition: 3/20;  Medium: sculptures of acrylic resin infused with marble dust on stainless steel, concrete and resin plinths (sculptures and plinths all handmade by artist);  Dimensions: Total of each individual sculpture height including plinth 155cm high x 10cm wide, (each sculpture on its own individual plinth) 

Rendezvous. A meeting at an agreed time and place.

This work by sculptor Gerhard van Eck shows three females in conversation. Early morning or late at night? At a French café or on a New York sidewalk? A casual chat or planning global domination? Perhaps for a cup of tea in a small Karoo town to discuss the next bazaar. You decide!

In each Rendezvous sculpture unique personality traits, mannerisms and expressions are captured. It lies in the movement of the shoulder, the tilt of the head, the lift of the eye…

Each sculpture also stands on a custom-made plinth of stainless steel, concrete and resin.

Example of plinth

2. “Equilibrium”, set of 2 sculptures on individual plinths – R7 500

Edition: 15/20;  Medium: sculptures of acrylic resin infused with marble dust on stainless steel, concrete and resin plinths (sculptures and plinths all handmade by artist);  Dimensions: Total sculpture height including stainless steel base 45cm high x 25cm wide. (set of two sculptures mount one stainless steel base)

Equilibrium. A state of balance …

This work by sculptor Gerhard van Eck shows two dancers in action. It reminds of the words of author Erol Ozan: “Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” Equilibrium is such a sculpture – a captured moment in time that intrigues the viewer… what will the next moment bring? The sculptures were informed by selected yoga stances and inspired by the mesmerising ability of dancers to maintain a perfect, split-second moment of balance albeit in thin air.

T & C’s: Sculptures can be packaged and shipped in South Africa and abroad. The cost of packaging, shipment and insurance is for the buyer’s account. The sculptor can provide packaging and arrange shipment should this be required.

About the artist: Gerhard van Eck is a Stellenbosch-based sculptor whose delicate work has become known for its ability to capture inherent emotion, energy and movement. He has a particular interest in the human figure, which has largely been influenced by his travels through Africa and other parts of the world. Rather than aiming for anatomical correctness, Gerhard prefers to explore the idiosyncrasies of humanity and to showcase a “certain feeling” rather than a “perfect body”.

Gerhard’s work is on exhibit in several galleries in South Africa and has become popular amongst art collectors from South Africa and abroad. He is also available for commissioned work.

Jaco Kruger

“BOB AND BOBB” – R52 000

Edition: 2 / 15; Medium: Bronze cast; Dimension: 800mm high

Artwork can be displayed with Bob either seated or lying on his back.

About the artist: Jaco Kruger was born in Pretoria and studied BSc and MBA. A few years ago, he launched his bronze sculpting career and now sells his artwork around the globe.  With no formal art education, he recounts how he ‘grew up’ in his father’s office (a gallery) where he fell in love with all forms of art. Colour blind, Jaco was drawn to sculptures and his dad would encourage him to touch the bronze works in the gallery.  He learned that touch is a sense that should be used to enjoy 3D art to its fullest and today, Jaco still sculpts with this in mind.

Niël Jonker

 1. “The Reverend” – R44 000

Edition: 14 / 35; Medium: Bronze; Dimensions: 400 x 270 x 500mm

Fr. Trevor Huddleston was one of South Africa’s greatest anti-apartheid contributors, and this sculpture’s emphasis on the symmetry of the cross serves as a reminder of the moral compass that remains a central part of any human rights movement.

2. “The Landing” – R32 000

Edition: 35; Medium Bronze; Dimensions: 600 x 200 x 150mm

About the artist: Born in 1971, Niel Jonker has been a full-time artist since 2005, and is a trained sculptor who paints prolifically en plein air, and facilitates artisanal bread-making training from his home studio in the village of Baardskeerdersbos.

Marié Stander

“Hope is a feathery thing that perches in my soul” – R12 000

Edition: TBC  / 50; Medium: Giclee archive print on cotton paper; Dimensions: 420 × 594mm (unframed); Framed in a white box frame

This work is inspired by the Emily Dickson poem ..

“Hope” is the thing with feathers 
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

About the artist: Marié Stander studied and specialised in figurative and portrait work at the University of Stellenbosch under Paul Emsley. Stander graduated with BA degree in Fine Arts (Ed) in 1986. Taught at various schools, including the Cape Town AAA School of Advertising as Creative Lecturer, and lectured in Design and History of Design. 2000 – Started an Art school in Stellenbosch, lecturing about 70 students and adults in painting, and drawing with frequent exhibitions and charitable auctions held each year in aid of welfare causes.

Norman O’Flynn

Time keeper 64 “Tick Tock” – R16 000

Edition: Artist proof / 25; Medium: Giclee print on acrylic glass; Dimensions: 1 450 x 950cm; Framed in black aluminium

“Tick Tock” ideas are brilliantly embodied in O’Flynn’s Time Keeper series. The works incorporate his trademark visual language, replete with pop iconography, superheroes, explosions, religious symbols and graffiti-esque mantras, tattooed across the bodies of imposing masked figures, exalted by backgrounds of buzzing colour and motif, the whole reverse painted onto Plexiglas for a slick finish.

The figures are based mostly on real-life people encountered by O’Flynn – people with intriguing stories and iconic potential – a relational starting point for the artist’s creative process. It’s hard to know whether these Time Keepers are heroes or villains. But whichever “side” they’re on, what’s clear is that they are survivors, they’ve adapted – whether by dust mask, digital filter or perhaps by mastering the art of selfie-promotion and self-deification. Binary code digits add to the confusion, also suggesting a countdown to “something” imminent.

About the artist: Norman O’Flynn (b. 1971) is a prolific painter and sculptor who has held 12 solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions, residencies and workshops across the globe – from Switzerland to Egypt, Lebanon to Zambia. O’Flynn reflects on universal, contemporary themes. The artist offers no answers or even overt criticism, but rather observations on an alarming state of affairs, and the remarkable ways human society changes and adapts.

 Zonia Nel-Scheffer

“Conversation Piece” – R20 000

Edition: Original; Medium: Oil on plate; Dimensions: ±1.3 x 1.3m

This is a corporate work of art that is thought-provoking and a definite conversation starter. The work is about communication in the workplace. Nel-Scheffer uses tongue in cheek ‘one liners’ such as: ‘What is your 5-year plan?” “Work until your bank account looks like a phone number.” “Every one brings joy to the office, some when they enter, others when they leave.” “It is all about what we think and the stories we tell ourselves.”

About the artist: Completed her B.A (Fine Arts) Hons at the University of Pretoria 1996. Received a merit award at Sasol New Signatures in 1998. Her work forms part of private and corporate art collections such as SASOL, ABSA Private Bank, Hewlett Packard, Rand Merchant Bank, Nando’s (U.K) and many private national and international collections.

A range of art donated by Jean Meiring (PRG OB, 1991)

Jean Meiring Collection_ Donated to PRG Covid-19 Learner Support Fund

Collection / deliveries will be subject to lockdown regulations, and once allowed can be:

  •  Collected at the school.
  •  Delivered by Seepglad. Stellenbosch area: free of charge. All other areas: a quote will need to be obtained.
Thank you to Carinus Lemmer (PRG OB, 1983) for offering the delivery service.