Artist in residence – Robin Daniels


Artvark welcomes to its space, South African artist Robin Daniels, the permanent artist in residence till the end of October.

Daniels specializes in linocut, monoprint and relief carving.
The artist can be visited on Tuesdays till Sundays where he is actively creating new pieces. 48 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town.

More information on Robin Daniels (as provided by the artist himself);

Robin was born on the Cape Flats in 1967 where the tumultuous political injustices and ensuring social fragmentation of the time carved his view of the world from a young age. Art and specifically printmaking, has intrigued the expressive spirit in Robin from a young age. It is in this medium that he has always chosen to bring to life his vivid yet honest experiences.

Robin is an entirely self-taught artist but has worked with South African printmaking greats such as Patrick and Sydney Holo and the late Kweti Nzube. Printmaking is his first love and it is through this art that he has been most celebrated. He has been honored by such events as the 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival, where he exhibited a series of black inked, introspective jazz themed linocut prints. From 2004 to 2007, Robin printed and exhibited from his Montebello Art and Design Centre studio in Newlands, where his works developed strong social and political expressiveness.

Robin is very conscious of the need for social upliftment and has taught art and printmaking in various community settings such as Community Arts Project (now AMAC), the EU-sponsored projects at Nelson Mandela High School in Crossroads as well as his own projects in his former Cape Flats neighborhoods of Lavender Hill and Retreat. He feels strongly that art has its place in alleviating some of the social ills affecting the youth in disadvantaged communities.

Since 2010, Robin has immersed himself in mono-printmaking and now exhibits from his own studio in Kalk Bay in association with the Artvark Gallery.

Robin’s art is an expression of his spirituality and he attributes all his talent to God. He acknowledges though that he is far from being an angel.

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