ARTsouthAFRICA | Art Innsbruck 2020 | Corné Eksteen.
Preview of the ARTsouthAFRICA stand at the 2020 ART Innsbruck International Art Fair in Austria, featuring the work of 9 Contemporary South African artists, including Corné Eksteen.
Press release | Group Exhibition | Crailsheim | Germany
LHM | ARTsouthAFRICA | Corné Eksteen
For the past seven years, LHM has offered a platform for artists to exhibit their work within their modern office space at the McKee Building in Crailsheim, Germany. Through these exhibitions LHM employees, clients, business partners and other interested audiences have been exposed to a variety of art styles, converting their business and work environment into an inspiring and thought-provoking space. This year the offices of LHM will once again be converted into a colourful contemporary gallery featuring over 100 contemporary works from a selected group of South African artists including pieces among others by Corné Eksteen.
The official opening reception with keynote introductions by Hartmut Maurer (partner at LHM) and Barbara Lenhard (co-founder ARTsouthAFRICA) will take place on 23 January 2020 from 18H30 at LHM Hußenöder Maurer Kalis und partner mbB, Haller Staße 189, Crailsheim.
This special exhibition will run from 23 January to 9 April 2020.
Press release | Online Solo Exhibition
ARTSY.NET | ARTsouthAFRICA | Corné Eksteen
We are happy to announce the launch of an online exclusive solo exhibition titled: "The Recent Years" in conjunction with ARTsouthAFRICA on the Artsy platform. The show feautres a large collection of works from recent years and is presented as a mini-retrospective exhibition with the focus on how Eksteen's style and approach to portrature has changed over the last 4 years. The body of work represent some of the major movements in Eksteen's work from the expressive brush strokes of the "Assimilation" series to the broken and "glitched" portraits of the "Anomaly" series.
The exhibition runs from 15 December 2019 to 19 January 2020.
The Travelling Art Gallery | TTAG2020 | Corné Eksteen.
WE are thrilled to announce that Corné has been selected as one of 15 Contemporary South African artists for TTAG 2020. In 2018 and 2019 the The Travelling Art Gallery visited three German cities per year with 10 day long pop-up exhibitions. The response from visitors was overwhelming and the press was also raving for the artists' initiative. The artists and organizers are proud to continue the series of pop-up exhibitions in 2020 thanks to the sponsorship of various companies and through the support of private initiatives. You can look forward to amazing exhibitions in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Zürich.
TTAG 2020 Dates: (Venues to be announced)
Germany | Berlin | 24 April - 3 May 2020
Germany | Düsseldorf | 15 - 24 May 2020
Austria | Vienna | 5 - 14 June 2020
Switzerland | Zürich | 26 June - 5 July 2020
Press release | Art Innsbruck 2020
Art Innsbruck 2020 | ARTsouthAFRICA | Corné Eksteen
We are thrilled to announce that Corné Eksteen in association with ARTsouthAFRICA will be shocasing work at Art Innsbruck 2020 this coming January as one of nine South African contemporary artists that were selected for this, the biggest and most prestigious art event on the annual Innsbruck art scene calendar.
This thrilling International Art Fair (now in it's 24th year) takes place from 16 to 19 January 2020 in Innsbruck, Austria.
Night of a Thousand Drawings, the charity event hosted by the twenty First Fridays Artwalk galleries in Hermanus, will take place on December 6th. Each gallery will be selling a huge range of A5 size artworks; some donated by professional artists and some by amateurs, the artworks will be priced at R100 each and all the proceeds will be donated to charity.
Corné Eksteen has donated 10 works in oil on paper to this incredible initiative and the pieces will be exclusively available through Rossouw Modern at 3 Harbor road in Hermanus
Press release | Passage
Rossouw Modern SPACE | Nicole Pletts | Corné Eksteen
Durban artists Nicole Pletts and Corne Eksteen together kick off the summer exhibition program with a moving exhibition about their personal current life journeys in an exhibition opening at Rossouw Modern SPACE on Friday 4 October.
Corné Eksteen's Artists Statement for Passage
As the word passage suggests, these works focus on the transit between point A and B, but more specifically the universal human experience or journey between birth and death. With portraiture as the foundation of my visual vocabulary, these works are visualisations of universal experiences relating to trauma, rites of passage, coming of age, the aging process and personal transformations, which all play a part in creating the greatest journey of all - life.
One of the primary incentives for me as an artist to create is an urgency to comprehend and come to terms with the here and now. It is with that motivation in mind that I often find myself searching the current cultural and artistic zeitgeist to take a position, reflect on or reinterpret an aspect within these universally held beliefs. It is a search to find cultural or social movements that resonate with me and sparks a visual expression of a particular "trending" social norm.
The body of work that represents the "passage" series has its conceptual roots in popularised notions and propositions relating to travel. Photographs of unknown places stream through our devices into our consciousness on an everyday basis, pinned to our memories with enticing quotes about travel and the value and shifts in perception of the world and our place in it, that travelling can yield. More than often the destination is the focus and the journey between point A and B only suggested. It is within that context where the most important aspect of travelling is downplayed in tandem with other universally held or popular ideas, like "life is a journey, not a destination" that these works had their conceptual beginnings.