In June 2017 Idid my second international solo exhibition entitled “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” in Bremerhaven, Germany. As the first artist to exhibit in the newly-renovated Goethe45 gallery in Bremerhaven, it was a challenge and great pleasure to visually interpret some of Goethe’s most well-known literature. I used a combination of digital illustration, typography and spray cans to create canvas artworks, as well as illustrated objects inspired by and featuring some of Goethe’s verses. As my most successful exhibition thus far, it could only be possible due to the support of the i.f.a.. and the amazing team behind it all : Anne Schmeckies, Moritz Schmeckies, Phax Mulder, Galerie Goethe45, the community of Bremerhaven and of course my family and friends. Have a look below at our promo material, video trailer, photos and artwork from the event. Music by Grenville Williams and photography by Marina Ussat, with additional footage by Ina Prasse and video promo footage by Josh Prinsloo.
PROJECT / “Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” / Exhibition
“Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von” Trailer :
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Art is extremely powerful in that it can communicate ideas in a way that no other medium can, while simultaneously focussing on social issues and connecting people from vastly different backgrounds. By reaching audiences in South Africa, Germany and the Netherlands, the Crossroad Exhibition used visual art and music to unite different cultures while shedding light on some of South Africa’s social struggles, and the people who are working towards its eradication. This was achieved by educational workshops with the Funimfundo Preschool and Young in Prison organization in Cape Town, and by forming strong links with the South African / Dutch Ubuntu Academy for creative excellence. Click below to view the art, photographs and selected online media coverage of the Amsterdam and Cape Town art shows.
Inspired largely by music, the central theme of the Alles Roger 2012 Exhibition series was Freedom. Our freedom of mind that gets threatened through channels that seemingly form integral parts of our daily lives, largely perpetrated by powerful entities with their own agendas, as well as the struggle for emotional freedom in our personal lives. I created 20 art pieces that are open to individual interpretation, as well a 10 meter mural directly inspired by the sense of freedom that music and art evoke in us all. Creative workshops with students from 12 to 20 years of age were conducted for one week, and the opening night culminated with a theatre show entitled ” Visualizing Music Vol.2 / Alles Roger “, in which the theme was brought to life by hip hop, dance and music performances with a digital backdrop of the Alles Roger collection. Special thanks to Sebo’ ( www.sebomusic.de ) for headlining the show with his melodic inspiration. Click below to view the art, photographs and press reviews of Alles Roger 2012.