A unique collaborative art exhibition featuring the works of Theo Paul Vorster and Hennie Meyer will put man’s best friend in the spotlight. Entitled Re-worked K9, the exhibition, which is taking place at RK Contemporary – Riebeek Kasteel’s newest art gallery – from 27 April until 23 May, will see these two renowned artists depicting reworked artworks of real and fictitious dogs belonging to celebrated artists through the ages.
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 I cannot wait to see the completed works
‘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.’
Meyer’s 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.
Astrid McLeod, the owner and curator of RK Contemporary says that ‘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 I cannot wait to see the completed works.
‘RK Contemporary was launched towards the end of 2017 with the purpose of bringing fresh new art and art experiences to the public. This collaboration, and its unusual theme, is a first for these two acclaimed artists and is in keeping with RK Contemporary’s goal,’ concludes McLeod.
For more information visit www.rkcontemporary.com or contact Astrid McLeod on 083 6533 697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org