Koba Nieuwoudt Illustration

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I’m absolutely smitten with Koba Nieuwoudt‘s illustrations. Koba studied graphic design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and she’s doing her Honours in Illustration at Stellenbosch University.

Can’t wait to see what she does next.

You can find her on Facebook, Behance or Instagram.

Her products, which as far as I know include pillows and mugs, are available for purchase and you can either check out her website or contact her at kobie.nieuwoudt@gmail.com for more info.

http://www.kobanieuwoudt.co.za/

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Illustration and ceramics by Dayfeels

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Shygirl series by Dayfeels Illustration

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Shygirl series by Dayfeels Illustration

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Dayfeels Illustration

Bodies series by Dayfeels Illustration

Dayfeels ceramics

Dayfeels ceramics photo by Cass Collett

Dayfeels ceramics

Dayfeels ceramics photo by Cass Collett

Dayfeels ceramics

Dayfeels ceramics photo by  Cass Collett

 

This morning I stumbled on the beautiful Instagram feed of Amor Coetzee and I rushed over to her website.

Dayfeels is the creative sobriquet of South African artist and photographer, Amor Coetzee. Amor grew up in a small Eastern Cape seaside town, Gonubie and later moved to the beautiful city of Cape Town where she has been living and working for the past 6 years.

The inspiration for her work stems from a deep appreciation for the landscape, the ocean and the properties of water. These elements have had the most significant influence on her current artworks.

The hues, ripples and reflections, the immense power and the calm. It is her muse. Amor is very drawn to a clean and muted aesthetic and work through a process of elimination, starting out with a lot of detail and removing bit by bit until only the very essence remains. Her work tries to communicate a sense of calm, as subtle as susurrus.

Dayfeels Illustrations are based on aphorisms- a metaphorical phrase which embodies a feeling, these phrases are used to create simple line drawings.

Bodies, explores the simple gestures exchanged between lovers

Shygirl, is an ongoing narrative of a charming recluse trying to come to terms with big city life.

An extension of her artworks, the ceramic side of Dayfeels, lets her experiment more with texture, contrast, abstract shapes and patterns to create hand-made, one of a kind earthernware pieces.

http://dayfeels.co.za/

https://www.instagram.com/dayfeels/

Art and Illustration by Linsey Levendall

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Linsey Levendall is a incredibly talented multidisciplinary creative originally from the Cape Flats of Cape Town, but now living with his wife and two dogs in a small town in rural Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Linsey works closely with The Black Heart Gang and Shy The Sun as a conceptual designer on groundbreaking animation for both the local and international market. He also makes up one half of the duo Bison.

In his spare time, Linsey compulsively illustrates in various mediums for both business (on freelance projects) and pleasure. He says his intricately executed and seemingly disturbing work is driven by a need to be in sync with his subconscious thoughts and dreams.

He defines his work as being engaging decadence, mildly trippy and takes great joy in entertaining the viewer with obscure controlled chaotic worlds and strangely interesting and complex characters. While his skill lies in his versatility and ability to adapt to various styles, he finds himself mostly drawn to Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Surrealism. In his work he aims to stay open to evolving and preserving unconventional thinking.”

Follow Linsey on Instagram.

https://www.behance.net/Linsey_Levendall

 

Artist Marna Hattingh

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Nowhere Song II, 2015 – Memories in Motion

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Group, 2015 – Memories in Motion

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Moment, 2015 – Memories in Motion

Marna Hattingh is an incredibly talented contemporary artist and children’s book illustrator based in Cape Town.  She recently took part in a group exhibition called Memories in Motion at the M Contemporary gallery in Sydney,  Australia.

“Hattingh’s work travels between a hybrid of fine art, literature and the complexities or contemporary life. She interrogates and articulates its collective emotions and the result is simultaneously humorous and serious, rendering it poignant and engaging.
 
 These intricately worked paintings, each containing it own complex narrative, have an immediacy that is difficult to ignore. Her distinctive graphic style is deeply layered and functions as a hyper-textual visual language, which allows the viewer to be rewarded with an awareness of the poetic and lyrical within his/her own wilderness. Hattingh works in a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.”

Marna will also take part in the upcoming Young Collector’s Exhibition by Fried Contemporary Art Gallery curated by Shenaz Mahomed.  5 September – 3 October.

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

Illustration by Dylan Howe Jones

I’ve seen the amazing work of Cape Town based freelance illustrator Dylan Howe Jones around for a few years now. His illustration was also featured as part of the beautiful Essie Artist’s Almanac 2015.

Go check out his work on his Behance page and see more of his Theory One ink illustrations on his Flickr page.

https://www.behance.net/dylanhowejones

Whimsical illustrations by Anneke Jacobs

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I follow Jo’burg designer and illustrator Anneke Jacobs on Instagram and I love seeing her whimsical illustrations pop-up on my feed. More please. Anneke Jacobs | Handsome Things Anneke Jacobs | Handsome Things

“Graphic Designer by day. Doodler by night. Keeper of flowers and lover of The Batman. Serious series binge watcher. I call Johannesburg my home, it’s a shitty nice place.”

http://annekejacobs.tumblr.com/

http://instagram.com/anneke_jacobs/

Again and Again by Nina Torr

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There are only 3 days left to see artist and illustrator Nina Torr’s beautiful and haunting exhibition Again and Again.

“In the follow-up from her previous solo exhibition at In Toto Gallery, Torr is still very much concerned with the happenings of animals and what they reveal about our own situations. She makes use of a broad range of imagery and references and is drawn to the curious ways these images assemble themselves in one’s mind.

Again and Again takes the form of a cyclorama broken into several parts. The world follows the journeys of a number of figures during a brief moment in time. There are the yellow dogs who just can’t get any rest, poor things. There are empty landscapes that don’t quite know what to do with themselves. Sleeping whales glide past along with travelling salesmen and some very docile suns and moons. Most of the animals are retired, but they try to keep busy. Sometimes we get an idea of what goes on even further behind the scenes, where things may —or may not— even be happening. Torr documents her internal landscape; at times it presents itself as fully-formed images.

More often than not, they take the form of hallucinatory landscapes filled with mental debris. We see things near and far at the same time, again and again.”

The exhibition is on until 30 November at In Toto Gallery 6 Birdhaven Centre, 66 St Andrew Street, Birdhaven, Johannesburg.

Christopher Ian MacClements

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Christoper Ian MacClements

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Christopher Ian MacClements is a talented young architecture student from Pretoria. He was a TEDX Guest Speaker in Pretoria in 2013 and a Des Baker Gold Medal Winner in 2012. He’s also a gifted graffiti artist and beat boxer.

Check out more of his work on his Behance profile: https://www.behance.net/ChrisMac or follow him on Twitter @MacOnLemons

You draw like a girl

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If you loved the pieces from the recent Between 10 and 5 exhibition You Draw Like a Girl as much as I did, you’d be happy to learn that you can now buy these illustrations online from Superbalist. The hugely successful exhibition featured the following talented local female illustrators:

Miné Jonker of MUTI
Anja Venter
Ello
Lady $kollie
Maaike Bakker
Jade Klara
Kirsten Sims
Karabo Moletsane
Sonia Dearling
Nina Torr

Hurry before they’re all gone.

Lighthouses of Southern Africa by Studio Muti

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Lovely selection of Southern African Lighthouses by Studio Muti.

“Lighthouses are a symbol of exploration and embody the spirit of adventure. We decided to research and illustrate these landmarks which dot our coastline across Southern Africa. We created a poster with custom lettering and a vintage nautical feel, depicting lighthouses from South Africa, Mozambique, Angola and Namibia.”

www.studiomuti.co.za

Artist John Murray

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John Murray is a South African artist and illustrator living and working in Cape Town. He was born in 1973 and obtained a BA Fine Arts degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1996, where he also worked as a part-time lecturer in Screenprinting.

He’s had numerous exhibitions, the last one was at the WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery in Cape Town.  His work also appears in various private collections, including collections in Germany and England as well as at Spier Art Collection.

“More recently Murray’s work has leaned towards abstraction, not in its purest sense but rendered in a way that still hints at representational forms beneath the surface. These works, originally inspired by the different colours and hues that accumulated on the artists mixing pallets whist working; have evolved in to an ongoing series of paintings that allude structures that are simultaneously in the process of forming or perhaps disintegrating.”WHATIFTHEWORLD Gallery

http://www.john-murray.co.za/

Those who wander exhibition

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Gerhard Humanjean de wet

Jean de Wetjade klara

Jade Klararikus ferreira

Rikus Ferreirahanno van zyl

Hanno van Zyl

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Gerhard Human

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Bruce Mackay

Don’t miss the multimedia group exhibition Those Who Wander, which explores the wastelands, misfits & outcasts, of the artists’ imaginations & of our universe.

Featuring an incredibly gifted & unique collection of eight young South African artists:

Gerhard Human

Ree Treweek

Daniël du Plessis

Jade Klara

Bruce Mackay

Jean de Wet

Hanno Van Zyl

Rikus Ferreira

25 July – 16 August at Salon 91 91 Kloof street, Cape Town. 

Illustrator Kirsten Sims

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I absolutely love the work of Cape Town illustrator Kirsten Sims. Kirsten graduated with a BA in Applied Design (Specialising in Illustration) from the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in 2011.

“I spend most days making pictures, looking at pictures, reading and drinking tea . On other days I teach illustration to high school students. From February 2014 I will go back to being a student as I embark on an Honours degree in Illustration at the Stellenbosch University.”

She’ll be part of a new exhibition entitled Paper is You II at Salon 91 opening 25 June.

The exhibition is on until the 19th of July and will be  featuring:
Kirsten Sims, Andrzej Urbanski, Paul Senyol, Berry Meyer, Gabrielle Raaff & Katrin Coetzer – Paper is You II.

Join Kirsten’s facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DrawingADay/timeline

http://kirstensims.blogspot.com/

https://www.behance.net/kirstensims