Willie Bester – (FynArts Festival, Hermanus)

Willie Bester – (FynArts Festival, Hermanus)

How junk becomes genius!

Willie Bester: ‘Transformations’

One of our favourite experiences at the FynArts Festival, Hermanus was the Willie Bester exhibition.

This internationally famous SA sculptor/painter transfixed us. His work is original, and authentically South African without being ‘touristy’ or cliché. His work is rather a commentary on South Africa: it’s people, politics and panoramas.

His colours are vibrant and alive – very passionate. His subject matter unbelievably varied, from portraits, to a plate of fish heads. Willie uses mostly recycled industrial and waste materials, like old oil cans, spades, car doors, enameled mugs, old shoes, bits of typewriters and so much more. His multi-media, collages are captivating. The only disappointment: there wasn’t more!

  

We both wanted Willie Bester’s on our walls!

For more info about Willie Bester

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“The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use.
It is not recycling, it’s reuse.”
– Issey Miyake

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We are not professional art critics.
The comments made in our blogs are purely our own perceptions and interpretations, likes and dislikes.



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