Studio photo of comissionwork in progress

This is a  progress picture of the portrait of Annique Theron i am currently busy with in my home studio. In the background stands a running Surricat on completion in wax for bronze…

By Stephen Rautenbach

My Portfolio: I am a sculptor and artist. I studied Fine Art at Mandela Metropolitan University. I worked as a fettler and an artisan at a bronze foundry for a couple of years.
I was a teacher of sculpture at Somerset College for four and a half years and also lectured space and volume at Stellenbosch University for a short period. I did teach sculpture privately. I have a public studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa. I do private and corporate commissions on sculptural portraiture, animal and bird sculptures. Sculptures are made in wax, plasticine or plaster before I have them cast in bronze.
I am currently represented by the George Thornton Art Gallery in the UK, Nottingham, where I have sculptures on Exhibition.
Locally in South Africa I have a few bronze sculptures at the Posthouse Gallery as well as an extensive collection of bronze sculptures at my Studio Gallery, 44 Church Street Stellenbosch South Africa.
I do illustrative pen and ink drawings and the occasional lithograph.
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1 reply on “Studio photo of comissionwork in progress”

Love your WorkSTUKKEND man …. impressive… can see you know you game…. inside out… So ballpark 3 bronze roses… or arrangement of 3 showing the contrast between
1. the “soft side” – the more commercialized fairy tale version of the rose
2. the ‘dark side’ the thorns, the pain, the blood,
3. the fusion of the 2 both soft and dark balancing out… the real life, beautifully painfull version we can all associate with and even secretly desire.

My thoughts were that it should perhaps be a small piece , perhaps 3 seperate Hair Pens -ie.Chinese or japanese style.and just to throw in a curved ball i want to fit in a fiber optic array to illuminate / accenting features………….


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