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    Peter van Straten (SA)

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

 

'Inspiration Thoughts'

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.

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Bio Peter van Straten

Johannesburg, South Africa

Curriculum Vitae

2021

  •   Release in Holland of “Achtbaan” book, collaboration with Stef Bos.
  •   Solo Exhibition “Rainbow to Heaven” Obsession of Art, Netherlands.
  •   “Return” Exhibition with Bowen Boshier, Cape Gallery.
  •   “Reco/Verso” group exhibition, Breytenbach Centre, Wellington.
  •   “Persistance of Vision “ group exhibition, Knysna Fine Art.

 

2020    

  •    23rd Solo Exhibition, The Obsessioin Gallery, Netherlands.
  •    Represented at Naarden Art Fair by The Obsession of Art Gallery, Netherlands.
  •    “Wild, wild life” group exhibition, Glen Carlou Gallery, Paarl

2019    

  • 22nd Solo Exhibition “Rivers of Life” Obsession of Art Gallery, Netherlands
  • Represented at Naarden Art Fair by Obsession of Art Gallery, Netherlands.

 

2018    

  • 21st Solo Exhibition “Magic by Image” - Obsession of Art Gallery, Netherlands.
  • Everard Read Winter Group Exhibition
  • “20th Anniversary” group exhibition, Knysna Fine Art Gallery.   
  • “Drought” group exhibition, Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay.
  • “Illusive Reality” group exhibition, Cape Gallery, Cape Town.

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.

2016

  • “A Certain Kind of Madness” exhibition, Imibala Gallery, Somerset West
  • “Break the Spell – Spreek die Woord” exhibition – Woordfees, Stellenbosch
  • “Spotlight on Peter van Straten” – Obsession of Art Gallery,  Netherlands.
  • “Vernissage” Group exhibition, Moor Gallery Franschoek

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

2014

  • 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