Central Garage, Loeriesfontein

Title: “Central garage, Loeriesfontein”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 71 x 61 cm

Artist on this work: “I’m in the process of exploring warm and cold light – dawn vs. electric light, direct vs. reflected light. I’m interested in fuel stations in various parts of the country, specifically the Karoo. These places raise questions around fossil fuel and the process of fracking that will commence in the Karoo in the near future. While working on these paitings, I constantly think of Ed Hopper’s painting Gas.”

Price: R15 000

Populiere naby Kompasberg

Title: “Populiere naby Kompasberg”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 51 x 61 cm

Poplar trees near Kompasberg – or “Compass Mountain”. Shortly after sunset on the road from Nieu Bethesda in South Africa’s Karoo region, past the Van Heerden farm, on to Kompasberg.

Price: R9 000

Grondpad donderwolke

Grondpad donderwolke

“Grondpad donderwolke”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Gravel road near Cullinan in South Africa’s Gauteng province. Late afternoon sunlight and clouds, after one of those Highveld thunder showers.

Price: Sold

Droë vlakte kafee, algemene handelaar en slaghuis naby Stilbaai

Title: “Droë vlakte kafee, algemene handelaar en slaghuis naby Stilbaai”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 61 x 71 cm.

This title is a difficult one to translate. The following may be a possibility: “Dry plane, convenience store, general dealer and butchery near Stilbaai.” Stilbaai in translation would be “Quiet Bay”, or possibly “Bay of Tranquillity.” It doesn’t seem to work in translation. Hopefully the painting captures something more universal than language is able to in this case.

Price: R15 000

For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za Paintings can be viewed at the artist’s studio in Murrayfield, Pretoria by prior arrangement.

Geloof, De Hoop en wasdag

Geloof, De Hoop en wasdag

Title: “Geloof, De Hoop en wasdag”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 71 x 61 cm.

The scene in this painting is of a church and a corregated iron house at De Hoop, near Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The settlement’s name means “The Hope”. Farmers in the area built the church in the painting, hoping that it would become a church town. The town never materialised and the settlement now consists only of a few buildings, including the corrugated iron house in the painting. A translation for the title would be something like “Faith, Hope and Washing Day”.

Price: Sold

Click here for a poem on the painting (in Afrikaans), as well as a conversation with, amongst others, Breyten Breytenbach, Johann de Lange and Desmond Painter on the poem and the painting (also in Afrikaans).

For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za Paintings can be viewed at the artist’s studio in Murrayfield, Pretoria by prior arrangement.

Wintersnelweg na Johannesburg

Wintersnelweg na Johannesburg

Title: “Wintersnelweg na Johannesburg”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 51 x 61 cm

The N3 highway from KwaZulu-Natal into Johannesburg. On the horison is the city’s characteristic skyline, the Hillbrow tower visible from afar. Veld fires to welcome the visitor.

Price: Sold

Bellevue herbesoek

Bellevue herbesoek

Title: “Bellevue herbesoek”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 75.5 x 61 cm

This house also features in a painting by South African landscape painter Walter Meyer. Meyer painted the scene two decades ago. In his version a car is parked on the pavement in front of the house and the palm tree is still small. This painting revisits the house in Johannesburg’s suburb of Bellevue twenty years on and is a tribute to Walter Meyer’s work.

Price: R15 000

For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za Paintings can be viewed at the artist’s studio in Murrayfield, Pretoria by prior arrangement.

Belgravia, laatmiddag

Belgravia, laatmiddag

Title: “Belgravia, laatmiddag”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 35.5 x 45.5 cm

Late afternoon in Belgravia, a suburb of Kimberley in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. The house was most probably built by the diamond mining company De Beers. Kimberley was the hub of diamond mining in South Africa and the country’s notorious compound system for migrant mine workers originated here.

Price: Not for sale

For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za Paintings can be viewed at the artist’s studio in Murrayfield, Pretoria by prior arrangement.

Padlangs naby Mooirivier

Padlangs naby Mooirivier

Title: “Padlangs naby Mooirivier”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm

Roadside sunset near the town Mooi River in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.

Price: R6 500

For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za Paintings can be viewed at the artist’s studio in Murrayfield, Pretoria by prior arrangement.