Home is where the Art isHippo Communications
Art for the home is very personal. How fine art pairs with fine furniture and décor is an unusual exhibition featuring artworks from Marc Alexander.
Choosing art for the home can be a tricky business so showing buyers how fine art pairs with fine furniture and décor makes for an exhibition with a difference. The purchase of a piece of fine art is very personal and Warren Knight of Knight Fine furniture and Décor in Tyger Valley Chambers in Willie van Schoor Ave, understands this perfectly having gained much experience working both with fine art and fine furniture. When he saw internationally acclaimed artist Marc Alexander’s paintings he knew that here was a natural fit for an exhibition with a difference.
The exhibition “Home is where the Art is” starting on Friday 28 September shows the skilful marriage of art in room settings, giving the viewer how Marc’s paintings bring their environment to life.
A walkabout at the venue will take place with the artist on Saturday 29 September from 10am to 4pm.
Marc’s paintings offer traditional realism at their very best. Perfection is in every brushstroke and his eye for detail is legendary. His versatility in depicting animals, nature, people and scenes is evident; from the perfect protea brushed with sun-kissed gold leaf to an English water garden- all show Marc’s incredible eye and his aptitude for producing art that speaks to his audience. Marc’s true talent lies in bringing his subjects to life and his work is mainly in richly coloured oils incorporating the lustre of gold leaf. The actuality of what the eye can see is perfectly represented.
Marc’s “Legacy” series is widely acclaimed and his solo exhibition in March of this year was opened by photo journalist Alf Kumalo – who has taken many iconic photographs of the anti-Apartheid struggle over decades. Some of the works from this portrait series of altruistic heroes; Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Gandhi will also be on show.
The elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion kill and the rhino all come under his brush and for those looking for wonderful African scenes, Marc has them right here. His talent for replicating famous paintings will also be shown and if ‘The Kiss’ by Klimt is your desire, then this copy could be yours!
Marc’s credentials hark back to his childhood with his ability to replicate on canvas what he saw in nature. He has been doing commissions since 1995 and has built up an enviable list of clients and a superb selection of paintings. A seven year stint at the Pretoria Art Museum saw him replicating a number of Old Masters with perfect precision and starting a street and vulnerable children project using art as a healing medium. To this day the museum still runs this project.
As a fulltime artist he paints recognizable objects or elements that can be observed in nature. His work takes the form of layers – he sees a vision of the finished work and then breaks that image into layers – painstakingly painting each one until perfection is reached. His aim is to capture and poetically express subjects and themes about our world and the human condition, particularly those things that cause us great pain or great sorrow.
A walkabout with the artist will take place on Saturday 29 September from 10am to 4pm at Knight Fine Furniture and Décor, Tyger Valley Chambers, Willie van Schoor Avenue, Tyger Valley, Cape Town.
Enquiries: 021 945 1940
For further information about Marc’s art visit www.marcalexanderart.com
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