BMK : ‘Inside out’ A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Swain Hoogervorst


“Inside Out” is the first solo exhibition of South African Artist Swain Hoogervorst, and opens next week Tuesday, in Cape Town. You may be familiar with the artist or his work through previous group exhibitions he has been involved with. Previously known for his super realistic seascapes, his solo exhibitions takes a new direction which has got alot of people very excited, read the Artist statement below, or join us next Tuesday to interpret it for yourself.


Painting is a retreat; a place of comfort, yet all the time uncomfortable. It can be completely liberating or extremely fearful. The studio is a retreat, a safe place of peace and quiet that does not require explanations; it can even be an excuse. At the same time it can become isolating, overwhelming, depressing and even be a cause for anti-social or ‘abnormal’ behavior. Within this retreat I paint more retreats of my own. Places that I am drawn to, be it by their colour or the questions that brought me there; by the forms created through the interplay of light and shadow or even just the overall beauty of the image itself. I paint because this is the one way I know how to communicate my feelings about what I see and what I encounter.

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Saturdays: 10:00 – 13:00
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For more information please contact Brenton Maart or Laura Windvogel at or on (021) 424 7436

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