Series: “Nanny”

Title: “Nanny I” and “Nanny II”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, charcoal on paper, 20 x 14 cm on A3 and 23 x 14 on A3

These two drawings are dedicated to the South African academic Ena Jansen, who writes on childcare and domestic labour in Afrikaans literature.

Price: R2 000 for the series of two   For sales contact: admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za

“‘n Mot, mos”

Title: “‘n Mot, mos” and “‘n Mot, laatmiddag mos”, by Andries Bezuidenhout, charcoal on paper, 20 x 15 cm on A3 and 25 x 18 cm on A3

Two charcoal drawings of a moth.

Price: R1 500 for the set of two    For sales contact admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za

 

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: R4 500

To buy this painting contact Alice-ka at the Hanover Hotel at (053) 643 0019 or reservations@hanoverhotel.co.za

Series: “Huishoudelike patente”

Series of 12 titled: “Huishoudelike patente”, ink, charcoal and acrylic on reproductions of sketches made to register patents, size A4, by Andries Bezuidenhout

Artist’s statement: “Working on my second book of poetry, titled ‘Veelvuldige gebruike vir huishoudelike toestelle’ [Tr: Multiple uses for domestic appliances], got me interested in sketches drawn for patent registrations. I downloaded a range of these sketches from the web – from very old patents for refrigerators and washing machines to more recent ones for computers and cellular phone applications. Since they were public record and therefore in the public domain, I wanted to use these as graphics for the poetry book. However, often the reproductions were of such poor quality that they pixelated terribly. I decided to work on them, mostly with ink and charcoal, and in one case (number XII), acrylic paint. I couldn’t help but chuckle at myself for manipulating sketches made by other people in order to protect their intellectual property. Patent sketches are not drawn as art, but I think the best ones lend themselves to the creation of art. The Afrikaans title for the series is ‘Huishoudelike patente’. I guess one could translate this as ‘Patently domestic’. The English translation actually works better than the original, I think. Maybe these sketches capture in some unintended way how I feel about the forthcoming book of poetry.”

Price: R10 000 for the series       For sales contact admin[at]andriesbezuidenhout.co.za

More on the book of poetry Veelvuldige gebruike vir huishoudelike toestelle (in Afrikaans).

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