ERIC LUBISI – ‘Custodian and Curator in the Arts’

The day when I was introduced to ERIC LUBISI, will be one of those jewel moments in my life.
LUBISI, the person? What can I say …..? A man, a magnificent artist with a vision to share.
Grateful & humble in his ways, searching, looking & finding the greater meaning of life.
Being Positive is one of his characteristics. Truly an uplifting experience when you find yourself in his presence.
Forthcoming in his attitude towards man, he never shies away: Freely sharing knowledge & wisdom and loving advice for aspiring young artists.
Meeting the man, ERIC has an air of quietness, peace and tranquility. He has the ability to keep everything calm and relaxed. Every time I have leave his presence, I leave with the feeling that I am so fortunate to know this person.
ERIC LUBISI had been through the worst and the best that our country had to offer.
His testimony about his life, experiences and travels would be an excellent subject matter for a book. The world must know what a Great Artist came from African soil.
Like ERIC LUBISI, what I really appreciate, about all ‘my’ artists is that they share- unconditional love & extreme respect for our land, its people and animals.
No judgement will ever come from ERIC LUBISI, whether it is about gender, race or religion.
A free spirit that lives and let live.
Still now in his 70’s he is open to learn and experience life like a young man.
Relentlessly, he is sending his messages through his art.
“Take care of each other and Mother Earth’!
As a huge lover of art I could not wait to show my father the art of ERIC LUBISI.
That night Adriaan Boshoff said: “Now this a true ‘Expressionistic-Surrealist’ South Africa can boast about, very hard to find these days”.
He has been called:
’CUSTODIAN AND CURATOR’
Of all aspirations of life and culture
’LAST MAN STANDING’
Protector of hopes, dreams and wishes.
ERIC’S art instills a respect in us for MOTHER-EARTH and all of her creatures.
With his vibrant colors of Africa he paints from his spirit. He reaches our souls and consciousness in kind ways. (Exactly like the man he is).
ERIC LUBISI’S ART IS A PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE CONSCIOUS
TO THE AWAKENING OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS.
No man is an island we need each other to make this earth work.
ART-LOVER ART CURATOR……..………Louis Boshoff-Erasmus
(In 2016 at his 70th life anniversary THE UNISA ART GALLERY HONORED ERIC LUBISI WITH A MONTH LONG EXHIBITION.
His achievements and contributions to Art was & still is quite outstanding and acknowledgement was due).

ERIC LUBISI – ‘Custodian and Curator in the Arts’

The day when I was introduced to ERIC LUBISI, will be one of those jewel moments in my life.
LUBISI, the person? What can I say …..? A man, a magnificent artist with a vision to share.
Grateful & humble in his ways, searching, looking & finding the greater meaning of life.
Being Positive is one of his characteristics. Truly an uplifting experience when you find yourself in his presence.
Forthcoming in his attitude towards man, he never shies away: Freely sharing knowledge & wisdom and loving advice for aspiring young artists.
Meeting the man, ERIC has an air of quietness, peace and tranquility. He has the ability to keep everything calm and relaxed. Every time I have leave his presence, I leave with the feeling that I am so fortunate to know this person.
ERIC LUBISI had been through the worst and the best that our country had to offer.
His testimony about his life, experiences and travels would be an excellent subject matter for a book. The world must know what a Great Artist came from African soil.
Like ERIC LUBISI, what I really appreciate, about all ‘my’ artists is that they share- unconditional love & extreme respect for our land, its people and animals.
No judgement will ever come from ERIC LUBISI, whether it is about gender, race or religion.
A free spirit that lives and let live.
Still now in his 70’s he is open to learn and experience life like a young man.
Relentlessly, he is sending his messages through his art.
“Take care of each other and Mother Earth’!
As a huge lover of art I could not wait to show my father the art of ERIC LUBISI.
That night Adriaan Boshoff said: “Now this a true ‘Expressionistic-Surrealist’ South Africa can boast about, very hard to find these days”.
He has been called:
’CUSTODIAN AND CURATOR’
Of all aspirations of life and culture
’LAST MAN STANDING’
Protector of hopes, dreams and wishes.
ERIC’S art instills a respect in us for MOTHER-EARTH and all of her creatures.
With his vibrant colors of Africa he paints from his spirit. He reaches our souls and consciousness in kind ways. (Exactly like the man he is).
ERIC LUBISI’S ART IS A PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE CONSCIOUS
TO THE AWAKENING OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS.
No man is an island we need each other to make this earth work.
ART-LOVER ART CURATOR……..………Louis Boshoff-Erasmus
(In 2016 at his 70th life anniversary THE UNISA ART GALLERY HONORED ERIC LUBISI WITH A MONTH LONG EXHIBITION.
His achievements and contributions to Art was & still is quite outstanding and acknowledgement was due).

ELSA CORNELISSEN (SA1957-) – THE VIGOROUS ARTIST

Elsa’s art is an extension of herself and through her art she has been able to channel her emotions and life experience to grow as a person within herself.
Her main genre of work are Wildlife, Symbolic Expressionism, Emotionally Expressive Portraits and Nude Studies with her medium of choice being acrylics.
“A work of art usually begins with an emotional idea. Similar in approach to a filmmaker, I decide on the right subject and location, and then embark on an adventure that will provide me with the necessary experiences to capture the character of the piece. I have however discovered that in the end, art always reveals more about the artist than the subject. To paint something – to capture a moment frozen in time – only to have it live again when viewed by others is one of the greatest joys of being an artist.”
Well versed in various genres and mediums, she shares her knowledge with other through her art classes.
Over 30 years in the creating of Art, Elsa Cornelissen became an acclaimed South African Artist, with a serious number of international collectors.
With a BA in Fine Art at the University of Pretoria as well as (H Ed) in 1980, she has taught art at various high schools and technical colleges. Elsa had many one-person and group exhibitions. Gave private art classes to adults and children. After several years in teaching, she gave it up to devote herself fully to painting professionally.
On painting animals –
“I am humbled by their presence every time I see them, by their spirit, their unique beauty and individuality. My ultimate aim is to depict them in their natural state of total unawareness of the onlooker.
I hope that each painting will be a timeless expression of their existence – that special fragmented rare moment – where/when the viewer can experience a rare moment of oneness with that animal.
My aim is to communicate our close bond with animals from the beginning of time, they co-exist on this planet, and we must express a mutual respect towards fellow creatures by conserving this planet and its inhabitants.
Each painting is seen as a tool to communicate an emotion. I would like to give each animal life through my painting, and by doing so evoking a powerful emotion.
My aim is to convey a message, evoke an awareness of the uniqueness not only of a species but of every individual animal whether it be a leopard, a lion or a zebra. I hope that looking at my art, a deeper serious urge will descend in each individual’s consciousness – a need to protect, to conserve each animal – and by doing so be consequently enriched.
Elsa Cornelissen is an acclaimed artist who has been in the business for 30 years, with a BA in Fine Arts as well as (H Ed) at the University of Pretoria.
Elsa’s Art have been exhibited at The Safari Club in Rheno, Nevada for several years, as well as Madrid, Spain and in Florida, Vero Beach and Marco Island, Memphis Tennessee, and are in private and corporate collections worldwide.

ANTON Dk – Spiritual Teacher – Universal Love

After many years, privileged to have seen each Art-piece of Anton Dk, I am still submerged in his Art.
The ‘SPIRITUAL & FANTASY MIND’ of Anton is a marriage in his head. Messages, actually TEACHINGS, are portrayed in patterns, lines and symbols like only a true Spirit of Africa can.
The colours of Africa is his knowledge.
 
After long hours of sketching & designing, the images gets transferred onto wood panels (sometimes using up to 4) for perfect effect.
Painstaking every line is burned-engraved by a hot iron tool. Not at all easy, because utmost precision is required.
 
The bold colours of water, fire, earth and sky of AFRICA is then meticulously applied. Finishing the works into ‘DANCES OF COLOR & LINE’.
Dedicated, as all the Artist that I love, this humble, extreme hardworking Artist never boast, always hoping that the next one will be better…..… “That is how Artists grow!”
 
Anton Dk’s art represents the FRUITS OF LIFE; UNCONDITIONAL- LOVE, HAPPINESS, UNDERSTANDING, PATIENCE, PEACE, JOY, KINDNESS, GENTLENESS, CARING, HONESTY AND SELF-CONTROL.
 
With his unconditional-love, every man, animal and plant is equal & treated with utmost respect.
An “AFRICAN RENAISSANCE ARTIST”, they call him. Uniting the spirit of Africa with the rest of the World.
 
Knowledge and the urge to teach, pleading for the understanding of UNCONDITIONAL-LOVE, will give us the pleasure to enjoy the magnificence of his Art.