Peter van Straten

Peter van Straten was born in 1972 in Johannesburg. He lives and works in Cape Town. “Tragicomedy is Peter van Straten. Few contemporary South African painters have managed to combine such painfully poignant,… Continue reading

Frans E Mulder

Frans Mulder was born in 1955 and educated in Cradock, Eastern Cape. He received a Diploma in Fine Arts at the Port Elizabeth Technikon in 1975. He currently lives in Napier. Frans has… Continue reading

Hein Botha

Hein started painting at age 10. He graduated from Michaelis School of Fine, UCT in 1967. Hein spent most of his adult working life as a creative director of an advertising agency and… Continue reading

New paintings by Biffie Schuurman just in

Biffie studied Graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch and then worked as a graphic artist for a magazine in Cape Town. She has taken part in a number of group exhibitions. Biffie… Continue reading

James de Knoop

James started as a hand painting sign writer but has been painting full time for the last three years. For the last year he has been instructed on some of the finer points… Continue reading

Gerald Tabata

Gerald Tabata (b.1975) attended the Thupelo International Programme, Cape Town, South Africa in 2005. Tabata’s history places him firmly within the framework of his artworks speaking to place, time and social politics. Whether… Continue reading

New Works by Yvonne Rüegg

Yvonne Rüegg is an accomplished Swiss artist who has exhibited her paintings in many countries and in book form. She is owner and director of AIR VILLEKULLA. AIR VILLEKULLA is a new Artist… Continue reading

New works by Gerrie van Tonder & Anthony de Klerk

Anthony de Klerk After several years in advertising as a senior Art Director and Head of Art at FCB Cape Town and studying life painting at The Ryno Swart Art Gallery, Anthony finally… Continue reading

Artist in Residence: Tessa Wessels

Tessa Wessels is our current artist in residence at Artvark Gallery. Tessa is a recent Fine Arts graduate from Stellenbosch University. She is currently working on a series of oil paintings from her… Continue reading

Anthony Bumhira & Admire Kamudzengerere

Anthony Bumhira Anthony Bumhira graduated from the National gallery of Zimbabwe arts school, the B.A.T Visual Arts Studios. After graduated in 2005, he was selected to be an artist in residence at the… Continue reading