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On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Gerrit Pienaar about Fashion and Art.
Gerrit Pienaar, well known fashion designer from Pretoria, started painting in earnest 7 years ago, as to broaden his creative borders. “As a fashion designer, you always deal with trends and people. In a certain sense, you are restricted .In creating art, you can just be. You can translate your mind, you can express your mood and feelings in brushstrokes and colour” he says.
Gerrit found his niche in contemporary art. His figures are androgynous, his landscapes are either cities or forests, all in the eye of the beholder. He creates texture on canvases using marble dust and different media.. This technique allows the canvas to predict what the outcome of the artwork will be.
“ I believe art should be multi-dimensional, enigmatic, a personal interpretation that adds meaning to your life, not just a pretty picture.”
Listen to the interview with Gerrit Pienaar here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am