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COBUS VAN DER WALT
1965, born in Stellenbosch, South Africa
 

Cobus van der Walt grew up in Stellenbosch near Cape Town. In pursuit of developing his interest in art, evident from a very early age, he completed a BA degree in Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1991.

During his formative years and especially during his time at university, he grew very close to nature. He spent much time in Southern African bush, a source of inspiration for many of his works, and still travels extensively throughout the subcontinent.

Van der Walt is breaking new ground by applying contemporary methods to traditional themes. Bulky, unframed canvases capture the vibrance of the African veld – be it an expanse of wildflowers in Namaqualand or blue wildebeest and zebra milling around on a dusty plain. Van der Walt signs his works with the initials CAB, while the geographical co-ordinates of the Southern African landscape being depicted serve as a unique title to each. It is a landscape characterised by motion, evoking the immediacy of the artist experience and the magnitude of the African plains. Van der Walt believes that the moment he captures in oil on canvas are not only true to his vision, but also the essence of Africa. He regards his canvases as “bold”, giving an interpretation rather than a reflection of the natural environment.

Although Van der Walt rarely exhibits, some of South Africa’s exclusive private and corporate collectors have acquired of his works.

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Summer Salon exhibition, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2016
Wildlife, adventure and narrative, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2015
To be in the world, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2014
Pause; the annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2011
Annual wild life exhibition at The Cape Gallery

Cobus van der Walt

Artist: COBUS VAN DER WALT
Title: @S 18° 36' E 23° 38'
Size: 105 x 235 cm
Media: Oil on canvas
Price: R 95 700 Unframed
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