31 Aug 2018

September 2018 Artwork of the month

Pieter Basson, Two Step, Linoleum Print on Paper, 2002, NAGN Permanent Collection

Pieter Jacobus Basson was born in 1970. He has been a practising artist for twenty five years doing Graphic art, Design and Typesetting, in addition to these he has graphic design skills in Quark Xpress, Page Maker, InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
Basson’s art pieces take on different mediums and variety of styles, inviting the viewers to interpret them differently.
His artwork titled “Two Step” is a black and white linoleum cut depicting two figures of his own creation inspired from old influence but entirely modernized with his own characters.
The two similar figures with exaggerated features are portrayed facing in the opposite direction with their shoulders, knees, and foots connecting to express motions, moods, situation and the idea of trinity in unity. Basson got the relationship with trinity at the age of seven when he saw Oskar Kokoschka, a visual artist who was seen as prophet.  He describe this artwork as illusions, spirit that don’t talk, don’t make noise, they just appear. He perfected the artwork by hand to retain the quality and authenticity.
Basson described this artwork as contemporary new art, his own creation with a mixed combined influence of Oskar Kokoschka, Picasso, Salvador Dali, and John Muafangejo.
 “Two Steps” is part of the National Art Gallery of Namibia Permanent Collection acquired in 2008.

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