Among G2 Art’s diverse range of art and artists, the gallery is very happy to represent Fadiel Hermans. This is his first public exhibition.
Fadiel Hermans was born in the Bo Kaap, about 200m from where the gallery is currently situated in Shortmarket Street. The memories from Fadiel’s childhood, growing up in the Bo Kaap, the people and the images he was surrounded by stayed vividly with him.
Besides a short graphic design course and working in the printing industry, Fadiel had no other formal fine-art training. But he paints incessantly with oils and often incorporates ribbon, charcoal and found objects to his canvases.
Fadiel Herman’s Rich Narrative Style
He has a uniquely rich narrative style of painting that leads the viewer through a multitude of storylines, which are more than often evasive and open-ended, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions.
Fadiel has been constantly covering up or destroying his completed works due to the very personal approach he takes towards his art. However, due to constant prompting from his 2 most ardent fans, his 10 and 13-year-old son and daughter, he has finally decided to take a leap of faith and share his work through G2 Art.
This is the artist’s first attempt to share his artworks and stories with the public.
“Painting has been a constant in my life and is a deeply-rooted private and passionate attempt at making sense of my life, surroundings and experiences. I am constantly leading my eye and hand down the many, many pathways of stories and images floating around in my mind, with the hope of capturing some of them successfully on canvas”
WHERE: G2 Art, 61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town 8001. (Between Loop Street and Bree Street)
WHEN: Mondays – Fridays, from 9.30 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 9.30 am – 1pm.
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