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John Kramer

First solo exhibition in 25 years
At: Irma Stern Museum
Dates: 6-27 Sept 2014
Opening: 6 Sept 2014 @ 10.30 am
Opening speaker: Martin Welz
Artist Walkabout: Sat 13 Sept @ 11am

As he explains in his book: “My paintings are not about architecture as such, about structures that have been designed; instead they have to do with buildings that have grown and matured over time, that show the ravages of alteration, that reveal their amusing quirks and peculiarities, with all the eccentric bits and pieces added by their owners.” As he says: “Ultimately my aim is to create a painting that makes a statement about a specific place that existed at a specific moment in time.”

Concentrating on light and shadow, tonal values, verticals and horizontals and by eliminating any presence of living beings from his paintings, he has created a body of works that is uniquely South African.

John’s paintings can now be found all over the world, but there has seldom been an opportunity to see a collection of his new paintings all together under one roof. The exhibition, John Kramer – New Work, is curated by Penny Dobbie. The artist will lead a walkabout of his paintings on Saturday 13 September at 11a.m.

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Posted: 2014/09/27 (10:00:00 AM)


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