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LIZELLE KRUGER
Born 1963 in Humansdorp, Cape Province
     
   

An artist working in watercolour, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, ink, pencil, pencil crayon, mixed media, ceramics, fibre glass and paper maché. The artist does landscapes, animals, still lifes, portraits, large murals and design horse jumps.

STUDIES : (1982-1983) Technikon OFS.

1984
Cape Technikon, gaining a National Diploma in Fine
Art.

AWARDS :
Fine Art Student Award for the best progress,
Technikon OFS and Award for sculpture and cera-
mics Cape Technikon.

PROFILE :
Designed and did the artwork of horse jumps which was used for
show-jumping at the Standard Bank

Arena - Johannesburg for the State President’s Trophy Equestrian Show (19-23 January 1988).

Finalist for the Volkskas Atelier Competition 1989 and 1991.

Finalist for the Brett Kebble Art Awards 2003.

Designed and sculptured a ceramic mural of 7m by 2,3m for the voyer to the entrance of the South African National Defence Force Section-Armscor.

Three of the artists pastel drawings were presented to the previous South African ambassador to America, Dr Franklin Sonn

The artist’s work can be found in private collections in England, Germany, Austria, Australia, United States of America, Singapore, and Ireland.


The artist worked as a graphic artist in the South African National Defence Force and taught creative jewellery, drawing and painting at the P.E. Technical College. The artist worked a sculptor at Shows and Exhibitions (Pretoria) and is presently working at the Military Museum at the Castle (Cape Town).

EXHIBITIONS :
1985 One-man Exhibition - Riversdale.
1993 SADF Group Exhibition - Pretoria.
1994 One-man Exhibition - Riversdale.
1996 Group Exhibition - Cape Town - The Castle
2003 One-man Exhibition - Cape Town - The Cape
Gallery
2006 Group Exhibition – Dublin, Ireland – Oisín Gallery
2007 Group Exhibition – Cape Town – The Cape Gallery

The artist is mostly influenced by the rythms of life itself. Different people, places and the variety of circumstances, caused by life itself, has a definite influence on Lizelle’s art. Her artwork becomes like photographs, visual recordings. It could be an inspiring Namibian landscape or just the backyard of a humble fisherman from Paternoster. Lizelle believes that God is the greatest artist of all times and He is the source of her inspiration, but apart from her faith in Him, art has now become her lifelong companion, her whole existence.

Ancient cultures and civilisations are a great influence in the artist’s work. There is also a definite influence of surrealism in the artist’s drawings as well as her sculpture. Growing up in the very untouched and natural environment of Namibia, has brought forward an element of surrealism in her work. Her parents introduced her, at a very young age, to the various rock formations of the Cederberg Mountains, the “Spitzkoppe”, Kuiseb Canyon Goanikontes and many other locations in Namibia, where the family would venture out to on safari, four times a year.

The artist reaches out to people within their natural environment where they can spontaneously be themselves and where she can communicate with them and have access to their different cultures. She enjoys communicating with people from all races and cultures and art becomes her means of communication.


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Artist: LIZELLE KRUGER
Title: Lunar Eclipse
Size: 20 x 40 cm
Media: Oil
ID: 23494
Price: R 18 000 Framed
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