‘Fleurs au Soleil‘ a solo exhibition by Roelof Rossouw opens at The Cape Gallery on Sunday 13th Januay at 4.30pm.
“With this exhibition I want to take my painting to the next level of Impressionism, freeing myself more from the restraints of realistic representation,” says artist Roelof Rossouw.
“Before I became successful my mother suggested that I paint flowers, meaning as in a still life. I told her that I was not interested, but then later I was inspired to paint flowers in sunlight, as in a garden. Since then I have often painted gardens that belong to private homes, universities, parks wine farms and botanical gardens.
The most important garden being the enclosed ‘’Jardin des Iris’’ of the Paris Botanical Gardens where I painted plein air studies for two days one June.
With this exhibition I want to take my painting to the next level of Impressionism, freeing myself more from the restraints of realistic representation. By reducing unnecessary detail I focus the attention on the shapes and juxtaposition of colour. Lately I have been painting with round-tipped palette knives in order to paint with less control and accuracy. The blending of colour nuances and soft edges is what I’m striving for.’’
The Cape Gallery invites you to join them at the opening for a glass of wine on Sunday 13th Januay at 4.30pm.
The work will be on view until Saturday 2nd February.
Roelof was born in 1957, and grew up in Benoni, near Johannesburg. A painter of figures, city and landscapes, street scenes, boats and harbours, architecture, parks and gardens. He works mainly in oils, but also collage, acrylic and mixed medium. Rossouw has travelled widely and has visited Europe, The British Isles, Middle East, USA, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Zanzibar and The Caribbean (Painting vacations in Italy, France, Ukraine and USA)
WHERE: The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: Opening Sunday 13 January at 4.30 pm – closes 2 February 2019. Hours: Mon to Fri: 09h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
INFO: T +27 21 4235309 Visit