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Janko De Beer

 
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Somerset West
South Africa
Janko de Beer
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Janko de Beer is a South African artist based in Cape Town. He matriculated from Pro Arte Alphen Park, an acclaimed dance, art, music, drama, culinary art and enterprise management school in Pretoria. Janko has been creating art since 2005, but also obtained his law degree (LLB) in 2003 and practised as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa for 12 years before turning full time artist in 2017.

Recently a second time finalist for a Global Art Award, De Beers work has featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and over the past couple of years he has established a substantial international following; his work has sold to private collectors in he United States, Turkey, England, Scotland, Belgium, Australia, Dubai and Monaco. His work has also been widely featured in the media, both in print and broadcast interviews.

His contributions to the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD) have been especially gratifying, Over the past two years, De Beers work has raised more than R1 million to provide talented South African scholars with exceptional educational and leadership development. At their 2016 auction in London, a single bronze horse bust, titled Mischief, fetched R500 000.

Janko spends as much time as possible outdoors, surfing in the ocean, hiking in the mountains or feeding his soul in the bush. He is inspired by found objects collected from nature. He collects rocks, wood, kelp and other natural materials which possess interesting shapes, textures and colours to use in his sculptures. He views these objects as Lego pieces or body parts, around which the sculptures are conceived.

The sculptures, with unique detail added using the found materials, are moulded and cast into limited editions of resin and bronze sculptures by using the lost wax casting technique. Janko does all of his own patinas, using both conventional and unconventional methods, which result in unexpectedly rich and unusual colours.

The sculptures are visually stimulating, bold and dramatic. They are a unique mastery of motion, form and texture influenced by the precepts of contemporary futurism in sculpting. They convey the history of the medium through strong individual characters, with a subtle touch of surrealism.

De Beers current series titled Subjectivity portrays the idea of how internal thoughts are shaped by perspectives, feelings, beliefs, and desires.

His heads and masks series titled Elders is a contemporary interpretation, based on the face and ceremonial painting techniques of the Dinka people of South Sudan.The sculptures represent the allegorical use of masks.

His feline series titled Umbabat is a bespoke interpretation of Africa and its big cats in motion. The sculptures represent the animals speed, agility and movement through time and space.

The horse themed series titled Equus is based on the mythical relationship between humans and horses. Janko focuses on Myth, Legend, Conflict and Pleasure encapsulating the role that horses have played in the evolution of civilisation.
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Janko de Beer is a South African artist based in Cape Town. He matriculated from Pro Arte Alphen Park, an acclaimed dance, art, music, drama, culinary art and enterprise management school in Pretoria. Janko has been creating art since 2005, but also obtained his law degree (LLB) in 2003 and practised as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa for 12 years before turning full time artist in 2017.

Recently a second time finalist for a Global Art Award, De Beers work has featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and over the past couple of years he has established a substantial international following; his work has sold to private collectors in he United States, Turkey, England, Scotland, Belgium, Australia, Dubai and Monaco. His work has also been widely featured in the media, both in print and broadcast interviews.

His contributions to the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD) have been especially gratifying, Over the past two years, De Beers work has raised more than R1 million to provide talented South African scholars with exceptional educational and leadership development. At their 2016 auction in London, a single bronze horse bust, titled Mischief, fetched R500 000.

Janko spends as much time as possible outdoors, surfing in the ocean, hiking in the mountains or feeding his soul in the bush. He is inspired by found objects collected from nature. He collects rocks, wood, kelp and other natural materials which possess interesting shapes, textures and colours to use in his sculptures. He views these objects as Lego pieces or body parts, around which the sculptures are conceived.

The sculptures, with unique detail added using the found materials, are moulded and cast into limited editions of resin and bronze sculptures by using the lost wax casting technique. Janko does all of his own patinas, using both conventional and unconventional methods, which result in unexpectedly rich and unusual colours.

The sculptures are visually stimulating, bold and dramatic. They are a unique mastery of motion, form and texture influenced by the precepts of contemporary futurism in sculpting. They convey the history of the medium through strong individual characters, with a subtle touch of surrealism.

De Beers current series titled Subjectivity portrays the idea of how internal thoughts are shaped by perspectives, feelings, beliefs, and desires.

His heads and masks series titled Elders is a contemporary interpretation, based on the face and ceremonial painting techniques of the Dinka people of South Sudan.The sculptures represent the allegorical use of masks.

His feline series titled Umbabat is a bespoke interpretation of Africa and its big cats in motion. The sculptures represent the animals speed, agility and movement through time and space.

The horse themed series titled Equus is based on the mythical relationship between humans and horses. Janko focuses on Myth, Legend, Conflict and Pleasure encapsulating the role that horses have played in the evolution of civilisation.

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Janko de Beer is a South African artist based in Cape Town. He matriculated from Pro Arte Alphen Park, an acclaimed dance, art, music, drama, culinary art and enterprise management school in Pretoria. Janko has been creating art since 2005, but also obtained his law degree (LLB) in 2003 and practised as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa for 12 years before turning full time artist in 2017.

Recently a second time finalist for a Global Art Award, De Beers work has featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and over the past couple of years he has established a substantial international following; his work has sold to private collectors in he United States, Turkey, England, Scotland, Belgium, Australia, Dubai and Monaco. His work has also been widely featured in the media, both in print and broadcast interviews.

His contributions to the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD) have been especially gratifying, Over the past two years, De Beers work has raised more than R1 million to provide talented South African scholars with exceptional educational and leadership development. At their 2016 auction in London, a single bronze horse bust, titled Mischief, fetched R500 000.

Janko spends as much time as possible outdoors, surfing in the ocean, hiking in the mountains or feeding his soul in the bush. He is inspired by found objects collected from nature. He collects rocks, wood, kelp and other natural materials which possess interesting shapes, textures and colours to use in his sculptures. He views these objects as Lego pieces or body parts, around which the sculptures are conceived.

The sculptures, with unique detail added using the found materials, are moulded and cast into limited editions of resin and bronze sculptures by using the lost wax casting technique. Janko does all of his own patinas, using both conventional and unconventional methods, which result in unexpectedly rich and unusual colours.

The sculptures are visually stimulating, bold and dramatic. They are a unique mastery of motion, form and texture influenced by the precepts of contemporary futurism in sculpting. They convey the history of the medium through strong individual characters, with a subtle touch of surrealism.

De Beers current series titled Subjectivity portrays the idea of how internal thoughts are shaped by perspectives, feelings, beliefs, and desires.

His heads and masks series titled Elders is a contemporary interpretation, based on the face and ceremonial painting techniques of the Dinka people of South Sudan.The sculptures represent the allegorical use of masks.

His feline series titled Umbabat is a bespoke interpretation of Africa and its big cats in motion. The sculptures represent the animals speed, agility and movement through time and space.

The horse themed series titled Equus is based on the mythical relationship between humans and horses. Janko focuses on Myth, Legend, Conflict and Pleasure encapsulating the role that horses have played in the evolution of civilisation.

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Publication Sunday Argus Friday Magazine Dubai Gulf News Dubai Art Africa Magazine Art Africa Magazine DAF Group Feature Living Spaces Magazine Die Burger Cent Magazine UK Everything Equestrian Aesthetica Magazine UK Humans of South Africa Art Times Sunday Times ZAR ArtsLink SA Creative Network Magazine Die Burger Die Burger Broadcast Pasella Tamarah?s Closet RSG KKNK Morning Live: Expresso Show Associated Press TV Network published articles Title Turning ?junk? into Treasures World Art Dubai Fair World Art Dubai: ?gets under way? Objekt Design Art Constructing Imagination Vol. 166 Janko de Beer Aktueel Clash Janko de Beer Janko de Beer Janko de Beer KKNK & The Nature of Art Arts & Opinion: Sea Weed see Art Art-mode hits Cape Town Janko de Beer The Cape Town Festival Prikkelende allegaartjie van kuns broadcast interviews Title SABC 2, ZAR Talk Show, USA Oudtshoorn, ZAR SABC 3, ZAR Documentary on Bull Kelp Date April 16, 2017 April 14, 2017 April 13, 2017 December, 2016 September, 2016 July 28, 2016 June, 2016 March, 2016 November 18, 2015 November 1, 2015 October 1, 2015 April 12, 2015 March, 2015 February 1, 2015 November 18, 2014 September 30, 2014 March 18, 2008 March 20, 2006 Date 10 July 2015 29 May 2015 10 April, 2015 April, 2015 20 March 2015 -3- exhibitions 2017 ISPS Handa Art of Polo Invitational, Val de Vie Estate, SA World Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, SA Valley Flair Auction, Leopards Leap Estate, SA 2016 Constructing Imagination, Solo Exhibition, ODA Gallery, Franschhoek, SA Art-Noir, The Cape Town Club, Cape Town, SA Hermanus FynArts, Benguela Cove, Hermanus, SA Make a Difference Leadership Foundation, Manor House Golf Estate, London, UK Valley Flair Auction, Pearl Valley Golf Estate, SA KKNK, ART-Karoo Gallery, Oudtshoorn, SA That Art Fair 2016, The Palms, Woodstock, Cape Town, SA Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Canada Seven, Land Rover Jaguar, Stellenbosch, SA RED Gallery, Constantia, SA S | Gallery, Houtbay, SA 2015 Cavalli Estate, Somerset West, SA Unique Concepts, The Palms, Woodstock, SA The Hunt - Art, Wine, Design, Wunders, Sandton, SA World Design Capital Exhibition, Art-Mode, Cape Town, SA Nature, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch, SA The Nature Of Art, ABSA KKNK, Oudshoorn, SA 2014 Equus, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West, SA ArtMode & World Design Capital, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town, SA First Thursday Group Exhibition, Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town, SA

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