Localmotive art exhibition by Philip Denn

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Event Date: 
Thu, 26/09/2013 (All day)

Local Artist Philip Denn is hard at work for his upcoming solo exhibition “Localmotive” at Cape Palette on the 26th of September.

Born 1961 in Harare, Zimbabwe Philip grew up in Johannesburg.

Philip and school didn’t like each other for 12 years. They loved each other in years 13 and 14, std 9 and 10 at The JHB School of Art, Ballet, Music and Drama. He then spent 4 years as an artist in the South African Defense Force at the unit Shows and Exhibitions, where he learned to paint murals.

After the Army he studied Fine Arts at Wits Technicon for a year, worked as an illustrator for Americom Publishing House, learned sign writing and airbrushing at Horizon Graphics, painted backdrops for Bright Red Promotions and freelanced for Wallscapes Painting Studio. He was Assistant Lecturer teaching Graphic Design, figure drawing and illustration at The Johannesburg Art Foundation from 1990- 1995. This is where he feels he learned the most about art making,-“anyone who takes their art-making seriously needs to teach it. That’s where you grow.”

1995 Philip move to the Garden Route, George. One of the most beautiful areas in this country .which is full of inspiration for an artist and Philip soon also fell in love with it . Philip named his exhibition “ Localmotive” and will portray the things and places found in our area .

Philips art is fresh and unpretentious, just like him.

“I call my exhibition Localmotive , not just to talk about the succulents and cacti that grow here, the old bottles we like to collect, the amazing landscapes around every corner in the South Western Cape, shells like jewels on our beaches.

I keep hearing about greener pastures. It doesn’t get greener than in the Garden Route. It is Home. Like Eden.”

Philip Denn

Cape palette Art Gallery
044 873 6581

Cape palette Art Gallery
CJ Langenhoven Eco Center Engen Garage
George, WC
South Africa
Localmotive art exhibition by Philip Denn
Localmotive art exhibition by Philip Denn
Localmotive art exhibition by Philip Denn
Localmotive art exhibition by Philip Denn