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The Artist with his tower works

Adriaan de Villiers
The Artist with his tower works, 2009. .

Resident at Thami Mnyele Foundation exhibits work in Amsterdam

Adriaan de Villiers at Galerie 23

Adriaan de villiers, who has been resident at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam for the past three month exhibits a solo body of work at Gallery 23 in Amsterdam.

Says the artist about the tower motif in his work, “The towers I draw appear infinitely tall. The appearance is inspired by the story of the tower of Babel in the book of Genesis. I combine male and female features in my tower designs. The male aspects are illustrated in the phallic shape of the towers and the aggressive drawing technique. Female qualities are visible in my use of pastel colors and the delicate appearance of the towers and their decoration. Irrationality is emphasised in my tower designs by using unnecessary decoration and bright colors that are inspired by indigenous South African flowers”.

More information on the residency programme can be found here: www.thami-mnyele.nl

07 December - 20 January

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