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©2019 by ArtGenerationSA.

Roelof Rossouw
WORKS
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EXHIBITION HISTORY:
  • 1988-2019 A total of 42 solo exhibitions at top galleries in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Cheltenham UK and Montreal, Canada

  • 1999: Three-man exhibition at the Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow

  • 1991-2014: Numerous group exhibitions in South Africa, London, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Jersey, Galway, Armagh (N. Ireland) San Francisco, Miami and New York

  • ART FAIRS INTERNATIONAL VOL 19 SUMMER 2012 pg 25
  • PRETORIA Artist Impressions 1857-2001 by Eric Bolsman

  • THE ARTISTS OF THE WATERBERG by Sas Kloppers

CLIENT PORTFOLIO:
  • The Sage Group

  • Anglo-Vaal

  • Mount Grace Hotel

  • Magaliesburg

  • The Woodburn Mann Art Collection

  • Rupert International

  • The Pretoria Art Museum

  • Clint Eastwood

and many private collections in South Africa and                    throughout the world

PUBLICATIONS
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ACCOLADES:

  • First prize - Front Cover Competition for Eric Bolsmann's book on Pretoria

  • First, second and third place in the 2014 American Art Awards: Category Human Impressionism. View winning artworks
     

 

 BIOGRAPHY ​​

Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg.

I find potential  inspiration and material in everyday situations. The subject matter doesn't have to be grand or idyllic, quite the opposite. I can't help but to observe the abstract shapes and exciting contrasts created by the sunlit and shadow areas of buildings, an old factory, a boat yard, a crowded street, farmlands, etc.  These are the kind of visual statements that inspire me to capture them on canvas.

"I am a painter of romantic destinations of the world. Subjects include figures, children, city and landscapes, street and canal scenes, boats and harbors, architecture, parks and gardens. I work mainly in oils, but also enjoy collage and mixed media.

The central theme of my paintings has something to do with mood, light and colour. I try and create a particular atmosphere and sense of time. By reducing unnecessary detail I focus the attention on the shapes and juxtaposition of colour.

 

  • 1979-1981: Studied at the Johannesburg School of Art gaining a National Diploma in Art and Design

  • 1982-1990: Employed by the Medical University of Southern Africa as graphic artist and medical illustrator

  • 1992: Started painting seriously on a daily basis

 

Rossouw has travelled widely overseas (Painting vacations in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA)