PHANSI goes Phezulu Gallery will enthrall visitors to the Museum with an exhibition of mesmerizing pencil crayon sketches of the existentialist landscapes of Msinga by Jannie van Heerden. Appointed as the Deputy Chief Education Specialist-Visual Arts/Design, for the KZN Education Department in 1988 Jannie spent many a hot dry day in the region of Msinga assisting local artists with the sourcing of buyers, materials and publicizing their incredible artistic gifts by working closely with museums and development agencies.
Better known for his oil on canvas paintings, Jannie recently decided to start making his mark on paper with coloured pencils. He admits to developing a predilection for the medium because of the fine control of the pencil, its precision, the ability to blend heavy and light lines, its potential for opulence and simplicity and how one can build up on colour to achieve a variety of marks and patterns. The drawings on exhibition illustrate the artists deliberate expressionistic style, the manipulation of the medium and his ability to capture the rugged beauty of the serrated rocks that wrap the landscape amid the uniquely African flora.
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