Gerhard Van Vuuren
Gerhard Van Vuuren, Born in 1967, with a natural God given talent is an Artist living and working in Pretoria. He has been a full time artist since 2002, self-taught, and has been orchestrating his own exhibitions since then. Expressions on abstract is a term we would like to use to describe Gerhard van Vuurens contemporary portraits. His style is distinctive and the class and character of emotions he employs to describe and document his subjects makes his wonderful work noticeable! The signature is consistent and one we will always associate with him.
Gerhard paints by applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer. His paintings directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences as a starting point. By emphasising aesthetics, he approaches a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer and believes in the idea of beauty following form in a work.