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DAVID KUIJERS
 
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At this mid-career stage of my life, priorities and motivations are shifting, altering the approach and content of my paintings. I am even less concerned than before about presenting myself in a good light to others by making paintings that, in style or content, fall into the categories of real or serious art.

Art making is a highly pleasurable pursuit for me, a compulsive obsessive disorder that I am delighted to have. It allows me to become more playful and bold, cutting out the world, and to slip away between canvas (or glass) and escape to a reality that is not responsibility-ridden.

The seemingly arbitrary subject matter like a cat’s thoughts on dogs (and I have a cat that has been my constant companion and studio fixture for the past eight years) becomes the fiber of life - a child’s excitement at catching a two-inch fish. Through art I can again as an adult, share those unadulterated emotions for a while, go into creative free-fall – until of course the washing machine breaks. Yet, I can and will always get back to it, being in the fortunate position that saying “I have to work now” is the same as “Can I go play now?” I am licensed to escape, but I think the paintings themselves reflect this and pass a bit of that on to those who buy them.

EXHIBITIONS

2017
Dream now, dream not, the annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2016
Exhibition with Tania Babb at The Cape Gallery
Wildlife, adventure and narrative, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
The Rain Maker, annual Winter Solstice exhibition, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Review, group exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2015
Exhibition with Tania Babb at The Cape Gallery
To be in the world, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2014
Exhibition with Tania Babb at The Cape Gallery
Pause; the annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Threshold, annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2013
Exhibition with Tania Babb at The Cape Gallery

2012
Turn Around Time, annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery

2011
Exhibition with Tania Babb at The Cape Gallery
Annual wild life exhibition at The Cape Gallery
Continuum, annual Winter Solstice exhibition at The Cape Gallery

David Kuijers
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Artist: DAVID KUIJERS
Title: High flyer, low profile
Size: 58 x 58 cm
Media: Acrylic on Hinterglasmalerei
Price: R 8 700 Framed

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