Roelof Rossouw in an exhibition titled The Cape Of All Seasons, at The Cape Gallery, presents a collection of paintings reflecting the Western Cape at different times of the year.
This exhibition, in Roelof Rossouw’s own words
“The Western Cape is beautiful in all seasons. In the winter we have the bright yellow canola fields of the Overberg and Swartland. In summer we see the warm and dusty colours of the wheat fields. Summertime is good to visit the Waterfront and colourful harbours. I’m very attracted to the white of the Cape Dutch architecture and love the contrast it brings to a painting.
Lately, I have been influenced by the work of Terence McCaw, Gregoire, Van Gogh and Monet. The Cape landscapes and architecture really does ask to be painted in a very Impressionistic way. I am striving to paint more loosely.
Every year, using less detail, being more playful and expressive with the brush and knife marks. Painting wet into wet, leaving areas incomplete so as to allow the painting to breathe.”
Roelof Rossouw 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. 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 Jan 12 at 4:30 pm and on view until Wednesday, Feb. 5 2020. Gallery Hours: Mon to Fri: 09h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
INFO: T +27 21 4235309 I firstname.lastname@example.org I Visit
PHOTO: Artist: Roelof Rossouw, Title: Summer Heat Dorp Street, Size: 46 x 46 cm, Media: Oil on canvas, Price: R 14 800 Unframed
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