Corrie Van der Wath

Bio

Corrie’s passion for collecting art spurred the desire in 2005 to undertake art as a hobby for self-expression. This fulfilling journey evolved significantly in 2019 when he commenced mentorship under Dr Elfriede Dreyer. This created the opportunity for van der Wath to express himself through experiences in his world of business, engineering and psychology. The artist holds formal qualifications in these disciplines and has completed several short courses in contemporary art.

During 2020, van der Wath talent has been recognised in various international exhibitions, as he continues to expand his portfolio. He currently works in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, where he is part of a young democracy searching for its identity.

Artist statement

Persona - we reveal – others interpret – and so we play along, ask Freud!  

 

Art is a language that allows inner worlds to communicate through an outer “real” world. As an art piece becomes vulnerable by presenting itself to the world, we similarly present our brittle pieces, BUT oh gosh, remember “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Our persona is a blend of everyone’s reflections, so pick your composers carefully! Who laughs last, lasts!

 

Our inner world is our reality, be brave and create a colourful one! Enjoy, it is yours! Rather appear “tempting” than to be “tempted”. 

 

My images and their revelations are influenced by abstraction and Impressionism, created by manipulating oils, acrylics, and inks. Like life, it flows…