Fine Art Photography and Fine Design join forces at the Roche Bobois / Krisjan Rossouw Collaboration set to take place in Cape Town this month. This ‘must see’ event invites habitués to observe Fine Art Photography in a different dimension.
Self-taught visionary, modern aesthete and Fine Art Photographer, Krisjan Rossouw, will be presenting his latest creations in person in collaboration with the high-end French furniture designer, Roche Bobois. This much-anticipated event, the centrepiece of an ongoing exhibition, certainly in the diaries of discerning collectors, is held at their flagship interior showroom in Kloof Street from February 23.
Known for his intense seductive works blurring the lines between paintwork and photography, Rossouw’s use of ground breaking photographic lighting sources and shadows, is the key to the extraordinary technique for which he is famed. According to Rossouw, his chosen subject matter, that of nude African models, evolved naturally over time. “When I started out, the models were my friends. We started out by experimenting with different ideas and it was a case of stripping away almost everything to be able to say more.” His ‘perfect eye’ and collaborative approach to his subject matter is what lends itself to the veracity and magnetism his works exude.
Being a design originator of furniture that makes a statement, Roche Bobois was the obvious exhibition collaboration partner providing the ideal setting for the display of Rossouw’s works. The photographic exhibition, in partnership with William Vaesen at the Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek where Rossouw’s works are permanently stationed, is the first of its kind for the Roche Bobois interior design brand, famed for celebrating French art de vivre worldwide and with a strong commitment to promote visionary art and artists
The Man behind Lens
Once a self-taught photographer, Rossouw’s love affair with Fine Art Photography began with a gift, of his first camera, from his mother as a young man. Today he’s an accomplished Fine Art Phot
ographer whose work hangs in the homes of astute collectors worldwide; and we’re proud to say, he’s South African.
Happily inspired by painters, one of Rossouw’s biggest influencers is Tretchikoff whose “impasto” style closely mirrors Rossouw’s austere and elegant palette. African beauty and botany are his favoured subject matter, incorporating models and lush plants, saturated in colour and abundant sensuality.
The special viewing will take place on February 23rd – three days after the exhibition’s opening – where VIPs and private guests will be invited to view the works in the company of Rossouw himself for the duration of the evening. Following which, private viewings can be pre-arranged on request.
The exhibition is open to all to view the works any time during the opening hours of Roche Bobois’ Kloof Street showroom from the 23rd of February to the 13th of March 2017.