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Joshua Peter De Bliquy

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Is that so, 26-05-2009 Oil On Board 300mm X 400mm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cape Town
Birth year
1973
Lives in
Cape Town
Works in
Cape Town
Tags
modern, figurative, conceptual
Statement

 

MY NAME IS JOSHUA. IM A SOUTH AFRICAN, LIVING IN THE WINE LANDS OF THE CAPE. THE PIECE OF AFRICA, LAST LEFT BY THE ICE AGE. FYN BOS AND SALT SEA AIR. MY ROOTS ARE FROM THE DRY NOTHINGNESS OF THE GREAT KAROO WHERE THE SOUL HAS SPACE TO SOAR, SING AND WANDER. THAT'S MY MATRIARCAL HERITAGE. ON MY FATHERS SIDE.... THE COLONISTS BRAUGHT ETIKET AND THE CROWN, WITH ALL OF ITS AUSTERE LUSTRE.

MY LIFE IS A MIRIAD OF TALES HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE STORYTELLING TRADITION. CREATIVE LIVING AND THAUGHT WAS MY MOTHERS MILK FROM THE..... MUSIC THAT PERMIATED MY EXSISTENCE TO THE VISUAL WAREHOUSE OF SKULLS STONES SHELLS PAINTINGS SKETCHES AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE THAT HAVE ENTERED MY WORLD.

 

IM NOT YOUR CONVENTIONAL ARTIST. I AM BUT A MAN WHO SEES AND FEELS AND THAT'S ALL. I HAVE AN INSACIABLE URGE TO MAKE VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE THAT I SEE. I HAVE HAD EXHIBITIONS FROM ONE MAN ONES TO GROUPS. THE SYNERGY OF BEING ABLE TO TOUCH AND INRICH THE PEOPLES LIVES IS A MOST POWERFULL EXPERIENCE. YET ONE MUST NOT MANIPULATE OR SHACKLE. WOW WHAT AN HONOUR. IN THIS WONDERFULL TIME OF THE "SMELTING POT". TIME AND LISTENING AND SEEING NEEDS TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR UNDERSTANDING. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TIME OF FLUX.