Theodor van der Merwe

Proposal:

I make abstract art and I paint realist landscapes. I believe my abstract works are landscapes too: immersive environments of repeated shapes, tactile paint application and singing colour relations. My artworks invite their viewer to jump in and experience the resonance of the shapes and colours I have chosen, and hopefully inhabit the landscape they see in front of them to whatever extent they see possible. I must add that these works are definitely influenced by a love of the patterns that I have encountered around me and in the process tried to create something midway between a pattern and a landscape.

Biography:

2000: matriculated
2001: Completed First year fine arts at UCT
2002-2004: Completed a diploma in Graphic Design at AAA School of Advertising
2005: Took a gap year in London
2006-2008: Completed BA Fine Arts degree at Stellenbosch University
2009-10: Taught English in South Korea
2011: Completed PGCE at Stellenbosch University
2012-present: Teaching visual arts to Grades 4-7 in Cape Town

Web site: https://www.theodorvandermerweart.com/

WORKS:


Artist: Theodor van der Merwe
Title: “Circles in Pink”, 2021
Medium: Oil paint on primed paper
Size: H:650 W:440 D:1
Edition:0 Price:R4500
Artist: Theodor van der Merwe
Title: “Scratchy Writing”, 2020
Medium: Oil paint on primed paper
Size: H:650 W:440 D:1
Edition:0 Price:R4500
Artist: Theodor van der Merwe
Title: “A crowd of jellytots”, 2021
Medium: Oil on primed paper
Size: H:650 W:460 D:1
Edition:0 Price:R4500
Artist: Theodor van der Merwe
Title: “Magic Circles (in the dark)”, 2020
Medium: Oil on primed paper
Size: H:650 W:460 D:1
Edition:0 Price:R4500