Peter van Straten (SA '72)
Many believe they never dream. Some believe dreams never come true. I believe dreams are the metaphors of possible reality. Of magical, mystery imaginations never shown. Images I can dream, so create.
Peter van Straten
Statement Peter: https://vimeo.com/322734780
Van Straten, born 1972 Johannesburg, was, at graduation honored with the prestigious Sanlam Student Award. He is exclusively represented in the Benelux by The Obsession of Art.
Bio Peter van Straten
Johannesburg, South Africa
2017 Heironymus Bosch Tribute Exhibition at the 2017 Woordfees Stellenbosch, (ZA)
Solo Exhibition The Obsession of Art Bergen NL
Collaboration on a book with Stef Bos.
2015 “Contemporary Masters of Art” exhibition, The Obsession of Art Gallery, Bergen, Holland.
“Kunstenaar as Outeur” group exhibition: Klein Karoo Kunstefees
Group exhibition with Bown Boshier: Cape Gallery
“Equus” Group exhibition: Cavali Estate, Stellenbosch
“BYOID”Group exhibition, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna
“Woordfees” Group exhibition: D Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
Group exhibition: Grande Provence Estate, Franschoek
Group exhibition: Groot Constantia wine estate, Cape Town
“Re-phrase/de-code” group exhibition: D Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Ressessie” Group exhibition: Klein Karoo Kunstefees
“Magicus” Group exhibition: D Street Gallery, Stellenbosch
Group exhibition, Cavali Estate
2013 Summer show group exhibition: Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town
Group exhibition: D street Gallery
Short story “Ventriloquist Voice” adapted for theatre by Callum Tilbury, and performed at The Little Theatre, UCT
2012 Solo exhibition: “An invitation from the depths,” Casa Labia Gallery, Cape Town.
Registration of The Peter van Straten Art Foundation.
Group show: “Wild life – subtle connections”, Cape Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: “Winter exhibition,” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: “Other Worlds” Intoto Gallery, Johannesburg.
Solo Show: “Encounters at the edge” Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Knysna.
2011 Finalist exhibition – Sovereign Art Award Africa 2011, Joburg Art Fair
18th Solo Exhibition ”The man on the street”: Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: Art in mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London.
Group show: ‘15’ Everard Read Gallery
2010 Group show: “Threshold” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Commissioned to draw five landscapes on the walls of the Da Vinci Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg.
2009 Group show: “Sex Power Money” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
Group show: “The City” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town.
2008 Solo Ehibition – “The silence and the bell” – Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town
“HIV Positive” Exhibition. –Sun City
Group Exhibition – “Beyond Matter” – Menier Chocolate Factory Gallery, London
Solo Exhibition – “The Bends” – Knysna Fine Art Gallery
2007 Solo Exhibition “Mystic Eye” – Investment Art Gallery – Cape Town
Solo Exhibition – “Luminous mysteries” David Brown Fine Art – Johannesburg.
Magazine feature: Habitat Magazine (November/December issue)
2006 Opening group show: “David Brown Fine Art” Johannesburg.
2005 Contributer to “The Creative Block,” Hollard insurance, Johannesburg.
Interviewed for “Kuns Kafee” SABC3.
2004 Group show: “Ten” Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, celebrating ten years of democracy, as part of the Cape Town Festival.
2003 Contributes drawings to “Fooding about with Topsi”- an artists’ recipe book by renowned chef Topsi Venter.
13th Solo Exhibition – Knysna Fine Art - Knysna
Included in “The Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa”
2002 12th Solo Exhibition - Knysna Fine Art - Knysna
2001 Launches satirical newspaper “The Observer”
Solo Exhibition at “Namaste” as Part of the
“Walking the Street” Festival - Observatory
Featured on first Episode of “Innertainment” – SABC
Featured as first “artist of the week” at launch of Global Arts Information
Featured artist in first publication of “AHUM” magazine.
Short stories included in “Urban One,” published by Spearhead.
2000 Group Exhibition"Artists From the Cape" - Old Arts Gallery,
University of Pretoria
Artichoke - "Catharsis" Exhibition - Johannesburg
Commissioned to produce a statue of the Virgin
for the Roman Catholic Church - Kimberley
Collaborates in “Falling Awake” with the
Heel Arts Collective for the
One City Many Cultures Festival- Cape Town
Solo Exhibition - Third I Gallery
1999 Solo Exhibition - Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg
Group Exhibition-Lightworker's Conference - New York City
Solo Exhibition "Clouds"- Amani Wine farm, Stellenbosch
Solo Exhibition "To hell with Reality" - Intecaf, Observatory
Group Exhibition - Peter Visser Antiques
1998 Group Exhibition - Peter Visser Gallery, Cape Town
Solo Exhibition - Chalk Farm Gallery, London
1997 Solo Exhibition- Chelsea Gallery, Wynberg
Two paintings commissioned for the home of Mr. Mac Maharaj
1996 Solo Exhibition of "Ad-verts" at Primart, Claremont
1993 Solo Exhibition - Mellville Visual Arts Foundation, Mellville
1989 Matriculates from South African College Schools with full academic colours Awarded Sanlam Student Art Award