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MICHAEL BECKURTS

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Artist Biography


MICHAEL BECKURTS (b.2000)

 

Michael Beckurts (b.2000) lives and works in Cape Town.

Since graduating in March 2022 from the Cape Town Creative Academy, he has been a full time visual artist working in watercolour, charcoal, oils and digitally.

Beckurts has had 3 solo exhibitions: “Archives” held at the Test Kitchen in Woodstock (2021), “Portraits of Nature, Portraits of Places” at MOK Gallery, Muratie wine estate, Stellenbosch (2022) and ‘Remember to Play” at Openwine, Wale Street (2023). He participated in the Baz Art International Public Arts Festival in Cape Town in 2019 and 2023 and has also displayed his artworks in several group exhibitions.

Beckurts has designed 5 wine labels, illustrated 2 books, and released a series of intricate screen prints with Black River Studios.

Combining his love of music with his astute observational skills, Beckurts is often seen at jazz sessions where he live-draws musicians and patrons in sketches projected onto a wall.

Drawing from memory to create vivid scenes, Beckurts’ oils on canvas and large charcoals are characterised by rapid mark making and striking compositions. From family gatherings, to farm road walks, to nights out with friends, central to all these scenes is the connection to nature and connection to people.

 

In the words of Ashraf Jamal, “Beckurts’ art draws us towards what we long for most – stillness, with all its tremulous vivacity. [He] is a marvel of promise in an embittered world.”

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AVAILABLE WORK

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KLOOF NEK 2022

Watercolour on Sennelier.

4/5

Framed in Kiaat.

95.5 x 75cm

Framed: SOLD

Unframed :R6900

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Under Lion's Head

(2022) 
Hand-pulled screen print
760 x 570mm
Limited edition of 30
Numbered and signed by the artist
Hand printed in Cape Town

Framed: R9 600

Unframed: R6 900

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Off Orange Street (Dunkley Square),
2022
Giclée (digital) print on archival paper (
Hahnemühle)
740 x 507
mm
Limited edition of 25
Numbered and signed by the artist

Framed: SOLD

Editons available unframed: R5 860

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De Waterkant (The Charles),

2022
Giclée (digital) print on archival paper (
Hahnemühle)
750 x 541mm
Limited edition of 25
Numbered and signed by the artist

Framed: R 8150 - SOLD

Editions available unframed: R5860

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Sheltering Lion 

2022
Original sold. Limited edition prints available.
Giclée (digital) print on archival paper (Hahnemühle).
635 x 479mm.
Limited
edition of 15.
Numbered and signed by the artist.

Framed: R 8350

Unframed: R 5860

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Lush (Aloe) 
Hand-pulled screen print
760 x 570mm
Limited edition of 30
Numbered and signed by the artist
Handprinted in Cape Town

Framed

84 x 65

R 9100

Unframed :R 6400

 

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Dusk at Muratie (The Charles)

2022
Limited edition prints available.
Giclée (digital) priny on Hahnemuhle

750 x 555mm.
Limited edition of 5.
Numbered and
signed by the artist.

Framed Edition 5 /5 

SOLD

Unframed

R6900

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Let’s Meet in Town (Nonna Lina/The Labia)

2023
Giclée (digital) print on archival paper (Hahnemühle)
87 x 65 cm
Limited edition of 25
Numbered and signed by the artist

Framed: R 8650

Unframed

R5860

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REMEMBER TO PLAY (Openwine) 2022

Hand-pulled screen print on archival paper

760 x 570mm

Limited edition of 20.

R 5860

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Abundance,

2022
Giclée (digital) print on 100% archival paper
(Hahnemühle German Etching 250gsm)
210 x 182mm
10 limited edition prints available.

Unframed

R1600

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Flowing Fynbos,

2022
Giclée (digital) print on 100% archival paper
(Hahnemühle German Etching 250gsm)
220 x 190mm
10 limited edition prints available.

Unframed

R1600

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Fynbos cascade I

2022
Giclée (digital) print on 100% archival paper
(Hahnemühle German Etching 250gsm) 280 x 205mm
10 limited edition prints available.

Unframed

R2000

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Under Lion’s Head II

2022
Giclée (digital) print on 100% archival paper
(Hahnemühle German Etching 250gsm)
284 x 250mm
10 limited edition prints available.

Unframed

R2000

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Under Lion’s Head I,

2022
Giclée (digital) print on 100% archival paper
(Hahnemühle German Etching 250gsm)
282 x 215mm
10 limited edition prints available.

Unframed

R2000

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Gatherings I
Ink on Fabriano
35 x 30 cm 

Framed

R6000

SOLD

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Gatherings II
Ink on Fabriano
35 x 30 cm 

Framed

SOLD

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Gatherings III
Ink on Fabriano
26.5 x 30 cm 

Framed

R6000

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