Derric van Rensburg
Commemorative coffee-table book
Published in commemoration of his 55th birthday, this 200 page, full-colour coffee-table book boasts more than 170 images, celebrating the breathtaking art of world-renowned artist, Derric van Rensburg.
Available in a Standard and Collector's format, it relates the story of Derric's life and all that influenced and shaped his artistic career.
“To have 40 years of one’s life represented in a beautiful book is probably something that most people would consider an incredible achievement and please don’t misunderstand me I certainly believe that it is an amazing achievement! Yet I find myself wondering and thinking back on how it all came about. Like every other person I have not lived my life in isolation. The various experiences that are written about in the book have formed me, the way I see life and fundamentally how I paint. For many of us what we do and who we are is two separate concepts but I have found that, being an artist these two concepts have become inexorably linked. Let me explain – when I am sitting in a restaurant drinking numerous cups of espresso (which I love) my mind searches for ways to remember this scene. I allow, where ever I find myself whether driving, talking to friends or listening to music to become part of my mind in order to put it onto canvas so that ultimately you may also come and live in my world. I do not paint because it is my work I paint because I “can do no other” to quote those famous words used by Martin Luther. My art then is not only representative of who I am but of all who been in and out of my life – my parents, siblings, wife, friends, children, grandchildren and even those who challenged me and my art form.”
Standard edition: hard cover and dust jacket
Limited Collector'sedition (of 150) books: durable linen hard cover, with box. Individually numbered and signed by the artist.
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