Laaiplek hawe

"Laaiplek hawe"
“Laaiplek hawe”

Title: “Laaiplek hawe”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 30x40cm, 2016

Laaiplek is a small harbour for fishing trawlers on South Africa’s West Coast. Laaiplek means “loading place”. It is close to the town Velddrif, on the mouth of the Berg River. Velddrif had its own river harbour, upstream from Laaiplek. This harbour serviced a fish canning factory that was set up after the Second World War to employ returning soldiers. Over time the river became too shallow, rendering this harbour unviable. As a result the Laaiplek harbour was constructed in the river mouth, but closer to the ocean.

Price: R4 000

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The Poppe Series

“Poppedans” (Dolls’ dance), “Poppekas” (Puppet theatre) and “Poppespel” (Dolls’ game), by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 2016.

Price: R6 500 for the series (not available as single paintings)

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Stillewe met digbundels en terpentyn

"Stillewe met Breytenbach se 'Die na-dood', 'Die singende hand' en 'n bottle Suid-Afrikaans vervaardigde terpentyn"
“Stillewe met Breytenbach se ‘Die na-dood’, ‘Die singende hand’ en ‘n bottel Suid-Afrikaans vervaardigde terpentyn”

Title: “Stillewe met Breytenbach se ‘Die na-dood’, ‘Die singende hand’ en ‘n bottle Suid-Afrikaans vervaardigde terpentyn” (Tr: Still life with Breytenbach’s ‘Die na-dood’, ‘Die singende hand’ and a bottle of South African manufactured turpentine), by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 25x25cm, 2016

A still life with two of the South African poet and painter Breyten Breytenbach’s books of poetry and a bottle of distilled turpentine manufactured in Kleinmond, South Africa. The title of one of the books of poetry, “Die singende hand”, can be translated as “The singing hand”, and refers to Matisse who said that he kept on painting so that his hand may sing.

Price: R3 500

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The Disa Series

The Disa Series – made during a three month stay (February to May 2016) in Disa Park in Vredehoek, Cape Town. A blog by the artist on this series of paintings (in Afrikaans).

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Voortreflike genetika

“Voortreflike genetika”, olie op doek, 40x50cm, 2015, R7 500
“Voortreflike genetika”, olie op doek, 40x50cm, 2015, R7 500

Title: “Voortreflike genetika”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 40x50cm, 2015

Maize (or corn, as it is referred to in the USA) branded in Afrikaans. “Voortreflike genetika” means something like “excellent (or outstanding) genetics”. On the N3 main road from Durban to Johannesburg.

Price: R7 500

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Openbare swembad, Brandvlei

“Openbare swembad, Brandvlei”, olie op doek, 51x61cm, 2015, R9 500
“Openbare swembad, Brandvlei”, olie op doek, 51x61cm, 2015, R9 500

Title: “Openbare swembad, Brandvlei”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 51x61cm, 2015

The empty public swimming pool at Brandvlei. “Brandvlei” means burning swamp or spring. There is very little water in the area. The town is near Verneukpan [tr: the dam or pond that cheats you], where South Africa’s version of the Burning Man Festival is held.

Price: R9 500

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Motorkarkas, Tankwa Karoo

“Motorkarkas, Tankwa Karoo”, olie op doek, 61x71cm, 2015, R10 000
“Motorkarkas, Tankwa Karoo”, olie op doek, 61x71cm, 2015, R10 000

Title: “Motorkarkas, Tankwa Karoo”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 61x71cm, 2015

A car wreck in the Tankwa Karoo, one of South Africa’s most arid regions. The Afrikaans title refers to a car’s “corpse” – the word “karkas” refers to a dead animal.

Price: R10 000

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Richmond insleepdiens

“Richmond insleepdiens”, olie op doek, 76x91cm, 2015, R12 000
“Richmond insleepdiens”, olie op doek, 76x91cm, 2015, R12 000

Title: “Richmond insleepdiens”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 76x91cm, 2015

Richmond is a town in South Africa’s Karoo – on the main road from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The town prides itself on its many book shops and holds an annual literary festival. This painting depicts the local breakdown service.

Price: R12 000

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Petrolstasie, Carolina

“Petrolstasie, Carolina”, olie op doek, 76x91cm, 2016, R15 000
“Petrolstasie, Carolina”, olie op doek, 76x91cm, 2016, R15 000

Title: “Petrolstasie, Carolina”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 76x91cm, 2016

A filling station at Carolina, a town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The name Mpumalanga refers to the place where the sun rises. This scene is at sunset. Carolina, traditionally a maize farming area, is surrounded by coal mines. At some stage the town’s water was so acidic that it became unsuitable for residents to use for washing.

Price: R15 000

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Lord Milner Hotel se swembad, Matjiesfontein

“Lord Milner Hotel se swembad, Matjiesfontein”
“Lord Milner Hotel se swembad, Matjiesfontein”, olie op doek, 42x29cm, 2015, R5 500

Title: “Lord Milner Hotel se swembad, Matjiesfontein”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, oil on canvas, 42x29cm, 2015

The Lord Milner Hotel is a rambling, Victorian building on the railway line from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The swimming pool is at the back of the building at the edge of the establishment’s lush gardens. It forms a contrast with the arid Karoo landscape that surrounds it.

Price: R5 500

To buy this painting contact Anne-Ghrett Erasmus at the Breytenbach Gallery in Wellington, Western Cape, at:  galery@breytenbachsentrum.co.za