THEO PAUL VORSTER
Theo Paul Vorster was born in Oranjemund, Namibia and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.
Theo started taking art classes at school and went on to study BA Graphic Art at The University of Stellenbosch (S.A) specializing in printmaking. He pursued Art full time from 1996 onwards.
Originally only focusing on silkscreen and etching, Theo started experimenting with Lino in 2006 as he was looking for other print mediums to work with. Theo loved working with the Lino and its three-dimensional feel. The black and white print also allowed him to experiment with color.
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The Linocut is completed and only a limited edition Lino prints are made and hand-printed by the artist on 300 gram 50% cotton paper and then individually hand-colored with acrylic. The Original Lino is colored in oil and is also sold.
This unique practice ensures exclusivity as a very limited edition is available to the local and international market.
S.A Exhibition highlights:
3 mediums – ArtB, 1999
Etching exhibition – KKNK, Oudtshoorn, 1999
Printmaking and Silk-screening exhibition – Sanlam Art Gallery, 1999
Trilogy – ArtB, Sanlam Art Gallery, 2002
Puzzles – Rust en Vrede Art Gallery, 2003
Twenty Ten – Group exhibition for the Suidooster Festival, 2004
Group exhibition KKNK, 2005
Lino Solo Exhibition – Rust and Vrede Art Gallery,2006
Artwords – Group Exhibition, Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, 2006
Lino Solo Exhibition – Edward Hotel – Port Elizabeth, 2007
Alphabet – Mixed Media Solo Exhibition for the Cape Town Festival, 2007
“Voel met die Af Vlerk” Group exhibition – Cultevaria Festival, Paarl, 2007
Invited Group Cultevaria, 2007
Falling form my mind Solo exhibition – Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, 2008
Festival Artist Cultivaria Festival, Paarl, 2008
Group exhibition “Lag Lag” with Hardy Botha at ’Stellenbosch Woordfees’ , 2009
Group exhibition Animal – Veo Art Gallery, Greenpoint, Cape Town, 2009
Solo exhibition – Lino in oil and print – De Kraal Gallery, Paarl, 2009
Solo Exhibition – Lino in oil and print – Salon C, Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, 2009
Group project for Lower Quarter/ Abu Dahbi – Wood carving and lino, 2009
Group exhibition Baljaar Lino and oil – Woordfees, Stellenbosch, 2010
Solo exhibition – In Translation. Mixed media , Rust and Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town, 2010
Solo exhibition – In Relation. Lino and Oil , Red chimney, Boston, Bellville Cape Town, October 2010
Solo Exhibition – Jetsam, Oil on Wood, Salon C, Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville, February 2011
Solo Exhibition – Still Life, Rust and Vrede Art gallery, 2011
Solo Exhibition – SA Print Gallery, 2011
Solo Exhibition – Art in the forest. Collaboration with Mdoda Fani, 2012
Solo exhibition – South African Print Gallery. Lino prints. 2012
Solo Exhibition – Rust en Vrede Gallery 2012
Solo Exhibition Monotypes – The Red Chimney 2012
Sa Print Gallery JHB Art Fair – 2013
Aardklop Solo Exhibition, Onwaarskynlik 2013
Sa Print Gallery, Cape Town Art Fair, 2014
Solo Print Exhibition, SA Print Gallery, Freshly Cut,2014
Lino exhibition Rust en Vrede Gallery, 2014
Sa Print Gallery JHB Art Fair, 2014
Theo’s work is at all times represented by many galleries countrywide.
As a full-time artist, Theo also do Linocut and Mono Type workshops and teaches figure study. He also chairs the Gallery committee at the Durbanville Cultural society that organizes various exhibitions of up and coming and well known South African artists.