DAVE ROBERTSON 

"I am a self-taught visual artist, born in Zimbabwe and based in Cape Town.

My photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary. 'Plakkerskamp, Bonnievale 2003 -2012', my first photographic book, was recently published by a humanitarian organization in Luxembourg, Europe. The book spans nine years and documents a group of marginalized people living in an informal settlement a few hours drive from Cape Town. 

A  career highlight for me, was winning an award at Spier Contemporary 2010 for a documentary photographic project focusing on informal recyclers in Johannesburg. Prior to this, I was best  known for a series of expressionist, hand-painted photographs
of township scenes in Southern Africa which were exhibited at galleries in Germany, the Netherlands and at “Photo LA 2004”  in Los Angeles, USA.

 

 

 

 

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More recently my work has been exhibited by several galleries in South Africa including the Irma Stern Museum, the Bell-Roberts Gallery, Kalk Bay Modern, Focus Contemporary and the Kim Sacks Gallery.

For the past 15 years, I have also been working as a freelance art director in the film industry and have recently retired to focus on becoming a full-time visual artist.

Worldart gallery, Cape Town hosted my first exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings in 2011. Entitled 'concrete trails,urban tails',  the show was surprisingly successful and sold out in a few weeks." more here

 

 

 

 

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