Hoild the Open Heart

PrizeOfficial Selection in Create (art)
CompanyJandreart Studio
ArtistJan Raats
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Oil on canvas over newsprint 100cmx150cm For the woman, enraptured in the painting at the Zeitz MOCAA, I took inspiration from Kentridge depiction of figures in black and white. Outside. Yet, within the composition. Action Ads newsprint over oil paint. Not sure if it will remain on the canvas as the paint dries? A touch of red in the underpainting. A selection of Kendtridge’s use of red, adding drama to the composition. I looked for aspects that highlighted the Coved-19, Knysna reality, while still capturing the essence of William Kentridge.

Harnessing the emotion of chaos and conflict of his work as a humanitarian in some of the most incredible places on earth, Jan invites you to engage in the unforgettable conversations behind each unique art piece, while observing his painting style, using only his fingers to create vibrantly colourful Impressionistic images. Jarring angles and intense colours give way to flowing curves and pockets of calm. Capturing a moment, a feeling, an expression. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards