Ceramist Hennie Meyer and printmaker Theo Paul Vorster exhibit side by side at RK Contemporary, depicting reworked artworks of real and fictitious dogs belonging to celebrated artists through the ages.
“It is a tongue in cheek depiction of the dogs that never featured in the works of their famous owners,” explains Theo Paul Vorster, who is well-known internationally for his bold and colourful linocuts.
“We are using the dogs as a metaphor to remind us not to forget the special things in life that are not recorded or shared.” Vorster’s original hand cut and coloured lino blocks will be featured on the exhibition as well as limited edition lino prints of this work.
Hennie Meyer, an acclaimed ceramist who works predominantly in earthenware, carving into the clay and then using a printing technique to transfer images on to the clay, explains that although he and Vorster have known each other for many years this will be the first time the two artists will be working together.
“As there were mutual interests in the subject matter this exhibition provided the ideal opportunity for our collaboration. We also have many similarities in our artistic processes – with both end products being very tactile.”
Meyers work has evolved over the years from free-standing vessels to include contemporary wall based art – both of which will be on exhibition at “Re-worked K9”
Hennie and Theo have always admired each other's art. Both artists have a unique style and share elements such as lively line work, vibrant colour, and a whimsical thematic approach. This is a very exciting collaboration and we here at RK Contemporary cannot wait to see the completed works.