Untouched beauty

Fine Art Gallery hosts nature exhibition

10 December 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Martina von Wentzel; Gallery owner; “Untouched is an exhibition where dreamers found a moment and became immersed in soulful inspiration.”

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The Fine Art Gallery in Swakopmund is hosting “Untouched” – an exhibition by Rosa Smit and Betsy van Rensburg. The exhibition will run until Christmas Eve.

“Untouched is an exhibition where dreamers found a moment and became immersed in soulful inspiration,” said gallery owner Martina von Wentzel.

According to the two artists, Untouched represents bits of nature that have thus far not been marked by humans – hence the name. The exhibition consist of 35 pieces of which 15 are ceramic works and 20 are paintings.

Work on the collection started in February this year.

Van Rensburg said that work is often only completed at the last hour.

“The last ceramic piece was completed on Sunday and the last painting got its final touches on Wednesday morning,” she says.

Smit has five years’ art experience and Van Rensburg boasts a quarter of a century of ceramic work experience. The latter says that the painting bug bit about 15 years ago.

The pair met about two years ago, with the details of the exact meeting long forgotten. “We probably met during a ceramics course of some sort. We used to do a lot of those together,” Smit said.

They have “big plans” for the future, but nothing is certain yet, so they remain tight-lipped. However, Van Rensburg says that they hope to host art and craft workshops.

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