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PW BURGER is an artist and tutor of Fine Art from South Africa. He is an established professional artist that create art that crosses boundaries of traditional art disciplines. Cross-disciplinary fine art practice with oil painting as main interest.

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ON EXHIBITION

Employing aesthetic interaction in order to give an account of a method whereby the artist and the viewer's sharing of each other's horizon of understanding can be used as a factor in the revelation of truth.

"If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed."
Terence McKenna

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ABOUT ME

I am a South African artist and tutor of fine art. I studied my M. Tech Fine Art at the Central University of Technology and my work has been exhibited internationally. I am very dedicated and hard working, adaptable and trustful of my own convictions.  My diligence and patience allow me to work well under pressure, and I am always willing to take on new challenges.  I have compassion and respect for my fellow being and adapt easily to a new work environment. 

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BIOGRAPHY

As alternative to modern and post-modern autonomy in the visual arts, my work focuses on an interactive relation as point of departure that offers a suitable optional method of interpreting truth. The productive aesthetical participation of viewers involves critical consideration and revelation of unforeseen possible truths, as well as the ability to improvise with scant data, enabling them to transform their established perceptions of truth.

 Apart from the important influence on the visual arts, it also has an important influence on visual communication in the broader sense. An aesthetical participation approach incorporates ideological criticism and offers mankind diverse visual viewpoints, contradictions and many-faceted alternative truths to enable the development of self-understanding on the basis of moral understanding of the viewpoints of others.

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TECHNIQUE

The “universal image” to which he refers, was created by means of collage, sampling or hybridization.  The word “Universal” is used because he tend to use images from all possible sources.

 “My initial idea was to create images that could be seen and understood by anyone, anywhere, in any context.”

 The images are a rich combination of collected Art History and personal pictures, magazines, the www, movies (stills), etc.  When choosing these images he doesn’t make any distinction whether the images come from high or low culture, DIY or academic art, commercial images, illustration, street-art, etc.

“What is fascinating for me is when I take these images from their original context and put them in a new context or composition where they get a new function.  The dialog between the different images creates a new image, a new story.  By combining different visual quotes I create a network, itself as a reflection of today’s world.”

 

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EXPERTISE

Fine Art, Photoshop, Oil Painting, Flash Animation, Drawing, Sculpture, Bronze Casting, Research, Adobe Creative Suite, Fine Art tutor, Fine Art Teaching, History of Art, Website Design, Karate, Hatha Yoga, Multimedia Development, Adult computer-literacy, Curriculum development, Cross disciplinary fine art, Editing, Creative Writing, Social Media

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AWARDS
PAST EXHIBITIONS

Participation in local and international exhibitions

 

Date

Name

Venue

1998

Workshop with Leon de Blique, Tempera Workshop attended

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein

1998-2001

Prestige exhibitions

CUT Free State, Bloemfontein

2001

Fractal – Shed your skin

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein

2002

ABSA Atelier

In Johannes Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein

2008

Fractal – Bastersaad Exhibition

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein

2008

Workshop with Carl Roberts (Sculptor and Artist) workshop attended

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein

2010

Spier Contemporary

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein - Short listed for Cape Town final selection process.

2011

ABSA Atelier

At Johannes Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein

2011

Sasol New Signatures

At Oliewenhuis National Gallery, Bloemfontein

2012

ABSA Atelier

At Johannes Stegmann Gallery, Bloemfontein

2013

Vernissage "The real and the surreal"

Speakeasy Sprachzeug in Berlin, Germany, Exhibition run from 1/03/2013 till 30/05/2013

2013

Deutsche-Bank-Ausstellung "Macht Kunst"2013

24 hour exhibition at the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin form 08/04/2013 to 09/04/2013

2013

TURBO TUESDAY Vol.57 / Pieter Burger (SA)

By Turbo Tuesday [f.u.c] bar in

Travestrasse 4, 10247 Berlin, from 2-7 July 2013

2015

2015:  Vernissage and live music @speakeasy

Speakeasy Sprachzeug in Berlin, Germany, Exhibition run from 13/03/2015 till 19/06/2015

2018

2018: Meet and greet with the artists @speakeasy

Speakeasy Sprachzeug in Berlin, Germany, Exhibition run from 22/06/2018 - currently running

 

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PUBLICATIONS
  • THE INTERACTIVE INTERPRETATION OF IMPLIED MEANING IN THE VISUAL ARTWORK: A HERMENEUTICAL SEARCH FOR TRUTH

    publication date 2011 publication description Faculty of Humanities. School of Design Technology and Visual Arts, at the Central University of Technology, Free State.

  • Verbeeldingryke hermeneutiese interaksie in die skilderkuns: "ope" betekenis as innoverende inisiatief.

    publication date 2001 publication description Faculty of Humanities. School of Design Technology and Visual Arts, at the Central University of Technology, Free State.

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