Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Danie van Wyk Art


danie van wyk acrylic painting art
"Umbrellas in the rain"

Questions put to the artist...

- Information about the style of work you create?

The paintings reflects my mood like it does for most people I suppose, sometimes realistic, sometimes dark, sometimes abstract & sometimes a mix - it is the viewer that decides how the painting effects his or her influence.

acrylic painting
"Standing in the cold rain"

- What materials do you use?

Acrylic paints with thin brushes on canvas

Amazing Sunset - acrylic painting by danie van wyk
"Amazing Sunset"

I like to finish with a mixed layer of matt & gloss varnish to bring out the colours and protect the painting.

danie van wyk acrylic painting art
"Sunset Bistro"

- Where do you find inspiration?

Everywhere and anywhere. Sometimes it is what someone says...

proteas acrylic painting

- What are your intentions for the work?

Coming to terms with who I am I suppose - there is this saying that life is finding out who you really are and then learning how to cope with that person.

GSM stretch canvas - 100_ pure cotton painted by Danie van Wyk
"Shopping early evening in the rain"

There are also inherent aspects to visual self-expression that evoke emotions and a sense of creative agency and searching in ourselves

acrylic painting artist studio
"Umbrellas in the Rain - Dark" 

- Which other artists or movements influence your work?

No artist in particular, like everyone else I have had a mix of experiencing truly wonderful and truly miserable entities crossing my path - myself included.

I am currently busy with my Master's Degree in Philosophy and it is this discipline and search for answers to my existence which drew me to art initially.

Rainy late afternoon out  - size 30'' x 40'' (762mm x 1016mm)Original acrylic paintings on 380 GSM stretch canvas - 100% pure cotton
"Rainy late afternoon out"

Art has shown through the ages to be the catalyst for many philosophical changes in society and a reflection of the actual state of mind of all of us. Kind of life happening to you while you are busy making your own plans.

Acrylic Painting "Papawers in die veld"
"Papawers in die veld"

One can tell the conscientiousness of an age by studying the art of that time in human history - colours, texture, backgrounds all tell a story specific to history.

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