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LUC VAN DER WALT 

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Artist's Bio.

I’m an abstract painter with a studio space in Noordhoek, Cape Town.With a degree in Fine Art from Nelson Mandela University, I have travelled across Africa and the Middle East, using art as a medium to work with vulnerable communities, including conflict-affected territories and refugee camps. Working with children’s innate creativity led me to found the non-profit organisation Flowers for Africa. (@flowers_for_africa)

Past shows:

Solo exhibitions at the 3rd Eye Gallery Cape Town.

Solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Namibia.

Solo exhibition at the Kelvin Corner Gallery Cape Town.

Currently exhibiting at:

Artvark Galley in Kulk Bay, Cape Town.

Lim Interiors in Kloof St, Cape Town.

Begin Interiors, Johannesburg.

MY WORK

Whether painting in my studio or facilitating public art workshops, my motivation remains the same. I am curious about the insights painting has to offer. Despite the prevailing sense of uncertainty, I firmly believe in the limitless potential of our world. Guided by the principle that energy follows
where attention goes, I’m driven to contribute to a collective narrative of a golden age.

This compels me to use painting to explore and uncover personal and universal perspectives and
processes aligned with a wholesome world.

In my artistic process, I attune myself to the voice of the painting. Every brushstroke is a dialogue,
with the painting guiding me. Like a game of hot and cold, I listen attentively and experiment until I
arrive at a good resonance. It is at this resonance that the painting starts to reveal some useful
insights. Personally, the insights gained through painting have enhanced my well-being and quality of life, fueling my ongoing commitment to this creative
practice.

Utilizing mud and charcoal in my paint, I create paintings characterized by a thick, cracked,
textured, and sandy appearance. I remove as much material as I apply through
techniques like sanding and scrubbing, resulting in pieces that evoke a sense of ancient tribal artistry.

The seemingly primitive aesthetic and earthy origins of my paintings, draw attention to our
strong connection to nature and the enigmatic forces underpinning our inner and outer worlds.

AVAILABLE WORK

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Luc van der Walt 

Behind The Bones

Mixed media on board

244 cm x 90 cm

Unframed

R 39 500

Available

Please email artvark@iafrica.com to enquire.

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Luc van der Walt 

The Future of Glamour

Mixed media on canvas

118 x 90 cm

Unframed

R 19 500

Available

Please email artvark@iafrica.com to enquire.

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Luc van der Walt 

Dusty Mirror

Mixed media on board

60 x 60 cm

Unframed

R 11 700

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Luc van der Walt 

Hans Teeth

Mixed media on board

50 x 50 cm

Unframed

R 8, 500

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Luc van der Walt 

I am here

Mixed media on board

51 x 51 cm

Unframed

R 10 700

Please email artvark@iafrica.com to enquire.

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