Robert Hodgins – First Edition – Rayda Becker

R1,850.00

A bit about this amazing South African artist;
Hodgins has exhibited extensively in South Africa, London, France, the United States and Netherlands for over six decades.
Despite having exhibited since the early 1950’s, it was until 1981 when he was properly recognised. In the 1980’s, many artists began to develop unique styles, and made anti-apartheid or socially conscious statements. Robert Hodgins was not the exception, and began satirizing figures of power. The impact of these works was such that the Standard Bank National Arts Festival hosted a major retrospective exhibition in 1986.
Robert Hodgins can be described as an expressionistic painter and graphic artist of historical events, images, figures and impressions. His icons of malevolent businessmen in pinstriped suits, prison cells, historical references and political tyrants still reappear in his recent works.
He works in oil, acrylic, tempera and in various graphic media. Although the human form is the subject matter of many of his paintings, it is colour, space and placing that plays a very important role in the works.
“There are paintings that stem from memory and from a sombre look at the human condition. Paintings about the construction and confusion of contemporary urban life, but also paintings about the pleasures of being alive, pleasures that crowd in upon the pessimism everywhere – that crowd in and refuse to be ignored”. (Goodman Gallery 2000)
He works in oil, acrylic, tempera, and in various graphic media. Although the human form is the subject matter of many of his paintings, it is colour, space and placing that play an important role in the works. In his own words:
“Being an artist is about putting something into your subject matter that isn’t inherently there. You are not at the mercy of your subject matter, it’s the content, and what you put into it, what you do with it, what extract from it, and what you put it with, that is so exciting. If you are aware of this, then you begin to build on the content of your whole life.
Before you know where you are, you’re already thinking about the next work, and you could live to be 300. Paintings can be one-night stands or lifetime love-affairs – you never know until you get cracking”.
Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. With Dust Jacket. First Edition. 144 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. A very good+ copy. The dust wrapper (unusual for a softcover) hs some shelf wear about the edges, but in a protective cellophane for extra protection. The contents are in most pleasing. They pages internally are free from any ink inscriptions, they are bright fresh and crisp. very clean. Please see OUR OWN photgraph of this copy, most pleasing !

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SKU: 9780624040651 Category: Title: Robert Hodgins - First Edition
Author: Rayda Becker
Publisher: Tafelberg Publishers Ltd
Year: 2002
ISBN10: 0624040658
ISBN13: 9780624040651
Condition: Mint
Format: Softcover
Inventory No: 1648

Description

A bit about this amazing South African artist;
Hodgins has exhibited extensively in South Africa, London, France, the United States and Netherlands for over six decades.
Despite having exhibited since the early 1950’s, it was until 1981 when he was properly recognised. In the 1980’s, many artists began to develop unique styles, and made anti-apartheid or socially conscious statements. Robert Hodgins was not the exception, and began satirizing figures of power. The impact of these works was such that the Standard Bank National Arts Festival hosted a major retrospective exhibition in 1986.
Robert Hodgins can be described as an expressionistic painter and graphic artist of historical events, images, figures and impressions. His icons of malevolent businessmen in pinstriped suits, prison cells, historical references and political tyrants still reappear in his recent works.
He works in oil, acrylic, tempera and in various graphic media. Although the human form is the subject matter of many of his paintings, it is colour, space and placing that plays a very important role in the works.
“There are paintings that stem from memory and from a sombre look at the human condition. Paintings about the construction and confusion of contemporary urban life, but also paintings about the pleasures of being alive, pleasures that crowd in upon the pessimism everywhere – that crowd in and refuse to be ignored”. (Goodman Gallery 2000)
He works in oil, acrylic, tempera, and in various graphic media. Although the human form is the subject matter of many of his paintings, it is colour, space and placing that play an important role in the works. In his own words:
“Being an artist is about putting something into your subject matter that isn’t inherently there. You are not at the mercy of your subject matter, it’s the content, and what you put into it, what you do with it, what extract from it, and what you put it with, that is so exciting. If you are aware of this, then you begin to build on the content of your whole life.
Before you know where you are, you’re already thinking about the next work, and you could live to be 300. Paintings can be one-night stands or lifetime love-affairs – you never know until you get cracking”.
Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. With Dust Jacket. First Edition. 144 pages (complete). Softcover with flaps. A very good+ copy. The dust wrapper (unusual for a softcover) hs some shelf wear about the edges, but in a protective cellophane for extra protection. The contents are in most pleasing. They pages internally are free from any ink inscriptions, they are bright fresh and crisp. very clean. Please see OUR OWN photgraph of this copy, most pleasing !

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 21.3 × 13.7 × 2 cm

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