Photo: Deaan Vivier  

Welcome to the online Gallery of South African Artist, Izak Geldenhuys.

Izak Geldenhuys, one of few South African artists with the ability to capture and represent the essence of the visual and emotional content of the scenes of Southern Africa, has been painting for the greater part of his life. During the period from the 1990s to the present he regularly undertook extensive trips through Southern Africa to places such as Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. He prefers places where there are no or few people and he often works in the open such as the bush or desert. His two exhibitions in 2006 and 2007 mainly dealt with the scenes of these trips.

His style has developed from impressionistic to exactness and precision or realism. In his latest works, he began departing from the traditional landscape and wild life scenes and started to depict people and the emotions they experience during their everyday lives. His solo exhibition in 2013 had two themes. It focussed on his emotions after his accident in 2008 with beautiful self-portraits and some of the works were part of his Anglo Boer War series. His recent exhibition in 2014 titled "Man and Beast(3)" dealt with his experiences while travelling through southern Namibia and the Kgalagadi whilst his etchings inter alia commented on the Marikana massacre. All these exhibitions were highly successful and most of the works were sold.

Izak's studio is situated in Groenkloof, Pretoria where he works in acrylics, oil, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and also etching on copper plate.

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