Brief moments of truth captured by fine art photographer Krisjan Rossouw in We never dreamt of seas …, opens at The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday, 25 April at 17h00.
With this exhibition, Cape Town based Krisjan continues the exploration of identity and silent triumph of the subjects he photographs, which he first established in his debut series, Dark Paradise.
The use of light and shadow with non-traditional photographic lighting sources is a signature of his stylistic approach. He believes each model remains an active collaborator to the process.
“The previously poetic play of botanical accents from Dark Paradise, however, now evolves to what I see as a deeper, more wistful study. An expression of self amidst the metaphor of broken, lost, and discarded things. The still strength of will. A quiet war won,” says Krisjan.
A self-taught fine art photographer, Krisjan has been pursuing professional photography since 2009. His first international exhibition was held at The Box Gallery in Hamburg in 2013, and his influences include Caravaggio, American photographer David LaChapelle and Tretchikoff.
Open from 10h00 to 18h00 daily, The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate will feature Krisjan Rossouw’s solo exhibition, We never dreamt of seas … , from Saturday, 25 April at 17h00 to Wednesday, 20 May, with Angels Tears wine from the estate served at the opening. For more information on The Gallery, phone Tel: 021 876 8630 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about Krisjan at www.krisjanrossouw.com.
• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit www.grandeprovence.co.za, Facebook.com or Twitter @grande_provence.
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