July 02, 2023 - July 30, 2023
this exhibition print-maker Theo Vorster and ceramist Hennie
their creativity to explore the idea of shape. The challenges
of working within
this limitation allowed the artists to delve deeper and
to reinvent themselves, as both Theo and Hennie are wont to
Over 2 000 years ago Marcus Aurelius said, ‘What stands in the way, becomes the way’. Being confronted by the limitation to focus on shape led the artists to question certain aspects of their work and opened the door to many possibilities, building on the existing elements that each artist is known for.
Theo – Through the artwork for this exhibition, I continue to explore a recurring theme in my work, the old masters. This, combined with my interest in Greek mythology, has resulted in a series of tongue-in-cheek creatures that dwell in the world of the old masters.
Hennie - The ceramics I created for this exhibition explore the fluidity of shape. I used the soft slab technique to create sculptural vessels and wall pieces that strongly reflect my three dimensional sensibility. Working within the concept of ‘shape’ I found this a challenging and satisfying exhibition to work on.