news & press releases

corne eksteen's anomaly in the mercury | latest publication

December 8, 2017
The Mercury, newspaper article

Check out a great article on the "Anomaly" exhibition in the Friday, December, 8th, 2017 issue of The Mercury by Marianne Meijer.

corne eksteen's anomaly | now showing

December 2, 2017

A big thank you to Durban art lovers, who turned up in huge numbers for the opening of "Anomaly" this morning! After 32 days of intense painting, finally launching the show has come as a great relief! Please join me next Saturday, December 9th, 2017 for the official walkabout.

sabc3 top billing | artwork featured in insert

November 22, 2017

I'm always thrilled when I spot my work in amazing spaces. Catch SABC3's Top Billing on Thursday, 23 November (with a repeat on Sunday 26 November) to see one of my pieces used in a beautiful Sea Point apartment in Cape Town, designed by the wonderful Leighton Clapton.

now available | the south african artist magazine

November 16, 2017
SA Artist Magazine, issue 29, December 2017, featuring Corne Eksteen

I’m happy to announce that The South African Artist magazine (issue 29) featuring an article on my work, is now available.
Get a copy at your nearest news & media outlet.
View info / order a copy / purchase a digital version HERE

featured artist | the south african artist magazine

October 15, 2017

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be a featured artist in “The South African Artist,” a magazine for professional artists and art enthusiasts in their forthcoming, issue 29. Feeling truly honoured to even be considered to feature in such an amazing publication. Support them by subscribing HERE

solo exhibition | anomaly | details announced

August 25, 2017

Announcing details of the forthcoming solo exhibition "ANOMALY" by Corné Eksteen.
"ANOMALY" opens December 2nd, 2017 (11am) at artSpace durban.
Official walkabout: December 9th, 2017 (11am to 2pm)

Artist's Statement
As much as contemporary art is about commentary on art itself, some of its fundamental intent remains: Art is about reflecting (in some cases even defining) our times, values and culture.

When one looks back at the legacy of art and the timeline in human history it represents, you become aware of our ever growing, ever expanding visual language. Our ability to continuously develop new modes of expression. Our capacity for and vigour in constantly creating new visual metaphors, incorporating imagery from an ever changing world in new and innovative reflections of that world. Today more than ever, a good level of visual literacy is as important as a higher education in navigating a culture that is visually driven in every aspect.

It is this highly developed visual language of the 21st century, with "dialects" of symbolism, iconography and branding, that serves as primary reference for this body of work. Our visual culture is largely driven by technology. Much of our everyday experience of the world is now filtered through a screen of some kind. Our technology is not flawless and often presents us with "glitches" or visual malfunctions.

As a starting point I'm “capturing” and incorporating these moments of malfunction; both accidental and intentional in the creation of a new series of portraits. Using these imperfections as a vehicle for social commentary and commentary on art itself.

Works in the series explore the polarities between the controlled and unpredictable. It focuses on the repurposing of intentionally corrupted imagery and questions what it means if we reclaim the “errors” in our technology and use them as tools in representing and defining ourselves.

To keep track and see previews of this exhibition - visit the official exhibition mini site ANOMALY

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