Bisschoff & De Villiers

Proposal:

A two-person exhibition of artworks. The two of us have been painting our very particular interpretations of skies and variations thereof for many years and have decided to co-exhibit in order to give audiences a powerful visual experience. Much of our work is based on influences of the Old Masters with a definite 21st century zeitgeist of anxiety, violence, death and ecological intrusions. We also share a varied interest in the painting of still lifes and other subject matter. Olaf Bischoff appends found objects, still life, figures and other subjects to his land/cloudscapes work, separately as adjuncts or on glass overlays. De Villiers work deals with decay, destruction, nature versus humanity visualised in often ferocious cloudscapes and sparse still lifes emphasising the transitory nature of life. He works in both abstract and realist modes to achieve this vision.

Biography:

OLAF BISSCHOFF
Cape Town, 1976
olafbis@gmail.com

TRAINING:

 Matric, 1994, Hoërskool Hartbeespoort
 B.Tech Fine Arts Degree, 2000, Technikon Pretoria

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

‘Wanvoorstelling/ Misrepresentation’, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, 2015.
 Co- Author’, Lizamore and associates, Johannesburg 2014
 ‘Streeksbiblioteek’, KKNK, Oudtshoorn, 2013.
 ‘Landmeter’, Aardklop, Potchefstroom, 2013.
‘Biblioteek’, Woordfees, Stellenbosch, 2013.
 ‘Field guide’, Dawid’s choice Gallery, Johannesburg, 2012.
 ‘Chaos’, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, 2010.
 ‘Terra Incognito’ Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, 2008.
 ‘Changing Lanes’, Gordart Gallery, Johannesburg,2006
 ‘Migration’, Taichung Railway Station, Taichung, Taiwan, 2005.
 (A permanent painting installation commissioned by the Taichung Cultural
Government which was part of the centenary celebration of the Taichung
Railway Station)
 ‘Thin Air’, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan, 2004.
 Kung Fu for beginners’, 616 Art Collective, Taichung, Taiwan, 2002.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Turbine Hall Art Fair, Dawid’s Choice gallery exhibition, Johannesburg, 2016
 With sculptor Guy du Toit, Dawid’s Choice gallery exhibition, ‘Habitat’,
Sandton, 2016
 Turbine Hall Art Fair, Dawid’s Choice gallery exhibition, Johannesburg,
2015
 With sculptor Sarel Petrus, Dawid’s Choice gallery exhibition, Sandton,
2014
 Johannesburg Art Fair, Dawid’s Choice gallery exhibition, Sandton,
2013
 Turbine Hall Art Fair, Artspace gallery exhibition, Johannesburg, 2013
 ‘Critic’s choice’, AVA Cape Town, June 2013
 ‘Mash-up’, Alex Hamilton studio gallery, Cape Town, June 2013
 Various group exhibitions, Johannesburg (Dawid’s choice gallery),
Pretoria (Trent gallery) and Cape Town (Ebony: Franschhoek and
Cape Town), 2011- 2013
 ‘Transvaalse verhalen’, Transvaal Art, Amsterdam, the Netherlands,
2011
 Johannesburg Art Fair, Rooke Gallery exhibition, Sandton, 2010
 Johannesburg Art Fair, Rooke Gallery exhibition, Sandton, 2009
 ‘Zombie’: comic book publication with Mark Kannemeyer, 2008
 Johannesburg Art Fair, Rooke Gallery exhibition, Sandton, 2008
 ‘Flesh’ Group exhibition, KKNK Oudtshoorn 2007
 ‘St. Sebastian’, Association of the Arts, Pretoria, 2007.
 ‘GAB’, FM Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan, 2005.
 ‘Thin Air’, Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan, 2004.
 ‘Arson’, 616 Art Collective, Taichung, Taiwan, 2004
 ‘Kung Fu for beginners’, 616 Art Collective, Taichung, Taiwan, 2002.

AWARDS:

 ‘Streeksbiblioteek’ received a “Kanna” award nomination for best
exhibition at the 2013 KKNK.
 ‘Streeksbiblioteek’ received a Kyknet “Fiesta” award nomination for
best South African art festival exhibition in 2013.
 SASOL New Signatures competition, Merit award winner for multimedia
animation work ‘Consume’, National Museum of Fine Arts Pretoria,
2007.
 SASOL New Signatures competition, Merit award winner for multimedia
animation work ‘Contain’, with music by Jean Marais, National Museum
of Fine Arts Pretoria, 2006.
 PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Competition, 1st prize, Pretoria, 2000.
 PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Competition, 2nd prize, Pretoria, 1999.

COLLECTIONS:

 The artist’s work is represented in the SASOL-, Sanlam and the Spier
art collections, South Africa
 Represented in various private collections in South Africa, London,
USA, Taiwan, Brazil and Europe.
The artist lives and works in Kensington, Johannesburg.

www.olafbisschoff.com
+27 11 615 1587

James de Villiers Exhibitions
(selection)
Born 1954 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal
Presently living in Johannesburg, Gauteng Republic of South Africa

I have artworks in many private collections and corporate collections, both in South Africa and abroad.

2016 July 7-23 Group exhibition Scapes: Rhythms of an environment at Stateof theART Gallery, Cape Town
2016 June: Group exhibition at Halifax Art Gallery in Parkhurst, Johannesburg
2016 May 5: Optical Diversions, a group exhibition at Eclectica Design and Art Gallery, Cape Town
2016 January: Executed a commission to do a series of skies for a client of The Gavin Project. (See paintings at bottom of home page)
2015 Exhibiting works at Gavin Project, Arts on Main, Maboneng, Johannesburg.
2015 September. Rogue Art 1 group exhibition at Carfax, Johannesburg
2015 July. Studio exhibition at Carfax to open my studio,
2013 October Solo exhibition: “Decay Transfigured” at Gallery on 6th in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
2013 Group show at Gallery on 6th in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
2011 Exhibited in group show “Altered Pieces” at the Thompson Gallery
2010 March: Solo exhibition “Earth & Sky” at Right on the Rim at Arts on Main in Johannesburg.
2009 Participated in GTZ International Photographic workshop and exhibition, “Diversity, the impulse for development”.
2009 “War and Hate” group exhibition at Right on the Rim, Arts on Main, Johannesburg
2006 “Nature Morte” a solo exhibition at the Gordart gallery in Melville, Johannesburg
2005 March 11 – 18: “Earth & Sky” at the Gerard Sekoto Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Johannesburg
2005 January 16 – February 9: Exhibition “Forty Hand painted Pictures” at Gordart Gallery
2004 Exhibited on group shows at Gordart Gallery, Melville “For the Record/Off the Record”. Organised and performed in
2004 “Mayday Experimental music evening” at Gordart.
2004 Exhibited in Christmas Miniature show Gordart Gallery
1999 Participated in group exhibition touring Mexico and the US, “Transmigrations 1999”
1998 Participated in group show, ”Buttons” at the Civic Gallery, Johannesburg
1997 Participated as an artist in Jahn Beukes’ “Group Spiral” music production
1996 “Landscapes”, two man show at Gallery Palette, Pretoria Art Gallery with Pieter Swanepoel
1995 Curators Choice Exhibition, Rembrandt Gallery, Johannesburg
1994 “Biting The Ballot”, Rembrandt Gallery, Johannesburg
1994 Group Show at the ICA, Johannesburg
1993 Solo exhibition at the Long Gallery, S A Association of Art Gallery, Cape Town
1993 Johannesburg Corporate Art, a group show at the Artists Co-Operative, Midrand
1993 Group Show, Newtown Galleries (Ricky Burnett), Johannesburg
1993 Alternative Photographic Print Workshop, University Witwatersrand and the ICA with Bob Cnoops
1993 “Drawing with light”, group show, ICA, Johannesburg
1993 Group Show, Anti-Gravity Gallery, Rosebank, Johannesburg
1992 Usable Art, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Johannesburg
1992 Exhibition/demonstration at the annual South African Art Historians Conference, UNISA, Pretoria
1992 101 Miniatures, ICA, Johannesburg
1992 “Made in August” exhibition at the Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg
1991 Kempton Park Art Competition, overall and category winner
1985 First Solo exhibition at the Market Gallery, Johannesburg

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WORKS:


Artist: James de Villiers Title: Drought, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas.
Size: H:610 W:510 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R8000

Artist: Olaf Bisschoff Title: Anytown RSA, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas, painted Plexiglas
Size: H:1060 W:800 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R12500

Artist: James de Villiers Title: Marikana, 2015 Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: H:840 W:600 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R8000

Artist: Olaf Bisschoff Title: Natural Habitat: Gravity, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: H:970 W:810 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R32000

Artist: James de Villiers Title: The Ecology of Fish, 2014 Medium: Oil on canvas.
Size: H:1290 W:1290 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R14000

Artist: Olaf Bisschoff Title: Natural Habitat: Good luck (you’re going to need it) 44 x 44 cm, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas, painted glass
Size: H:440 W:440 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R12500

Artist: James de Villiers Title: Memento Mori, 2014 Medium: Oil on board
Size: H:350 W:590 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R8000

Artist: Olaf Bisschoff Title: At the Zoo, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas, found object, framed
Size: H:1060 W:800 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R32000

Artist: James de Villiers Title: Free State, 2016 Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: H:1220 W:1520 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R20000

Artist: Olaff Bisschoff Title: Natural Habitat: Sugary Death 1, Medium: Oil on canvas, painted glass
Size: H:400 W:400 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R12500

Artist: James de Villiers Title: Broken Pomegranate, 2014 Medium: Oil on canvas board
Size: H:610 W:905 D:0 Edition: 0 Price: R12500