About the Artist -
' Sunshine On A Cloudy Day '
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Artist Statement -
Many forms of visual art have interested me. I have worked in ceramics and fused-glass, now abstract paintings and digital art photography for print.
Abstract painting is a favourite form of expression. I enjoy the immediacy of applying paint to canvas . These actions often start off swift and sub-conscious. A sense of tone and balance is worked on in the end process.
The theme of travel and place seems to permeate some of my artwork.
Discovering digital art offers fresh ways to express these themes. Composite images, painting, drawing and layered techniques open to new interpretation.
The various printing substrates enhances the tactile and visual appeal.
My digital art photography is available as prints.
Recent insights and stories on my art BLOG .
In 2006 I featured on SABC 3 television art and culture show named ' Curious Culture '.
Many of my artwork have been acquired locally and nationally and found homes to international collectors .
I'm a self-taught artist based in Cape Town , South Africa.
View my portfolio on Saatchi Art .
Instagram - pillayart
Exhibitions and Shows
2005 SA Culture Week at South African Embassy in Helsinki , Finland
2005 One-of-Kind Exhibition - Gallagher Estate , Midrand
2005 SA Fashion Week , Collaboration Fashion and Craft Design , Johannesburg
2004 FNB Vita Crafts Now Exhibition - Bus Factory , Newtown , Johannesburg
2002 African Earth Exhibition - MuseuMAfrica , Johannesburg
2002 FNB Vita Crafts Now Exhibition - MuseuMAfrica , Johannesburg
2002 National Craft Imbizo , Ubuntu Village - World Summit on Sustainable Development
2011 Eastern Cape Artists Exhibition and book at Athenaeum Gallery , Port Elizabeth
2010 ' Ekphrastic ' Transfiguration Paintings and Poetry Exhibition - New Creations Gallery , PE
2010 Soccer World Art Exhibition, Environmental Perspective - Walmer Park Mall, PE
2008 Inspiring Art Exhibition - Continental Cars , BMW Showroom , Port Elizabeth
2008 Same Size, Same Price Exhibition - Picture This Gallery, Uitenhage
2007 Christmas Charity Exhibition - Walmer Park Mall , PE
2006 Homemakers Expo - Port Elizabeth Harbour
2005 Three Artists Exhibition - Cuyler Gallery
2004 Bold and Abstract Exhibition - Cuyler Gallery
2003 Knysna Arts Experience - Knysna Art Gallery Knysna
2003 "Fired Earth " Ceramic Exhibition - Knysna Art Gallery , Knysna
2002 Ceramic Exhibition - Cuyler Gallery , Port Elizabeth
2002 EPSAC 83rd Annual Exhibition - EPSAC Gallery - now known as artEC
2002 Garden Route Potters Exhibition - Strydom Gallery , George
2001 Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition ,
EPSAC Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2001 'Black and White' Ceramic Exhibition - EPSAC Gallery , Port Elizabeth
2001 ' The Best of the Eastern Cape ' , Association of Potters of Southern Africa (Eastern Cape),
Annual Regional Exhibition - King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth
2000 EPSAC 'Open House' Exhibition - EPSAC Gallery , Port Elizabeth
First Time Exhibitor Award
2000 'Frame It' Exhibition , (APSA) Eastern Cape - Montage Gallery , Port Elizabeth
1999 'Renaissance Exhibition' , Dept. of Arts and Culture , Annual Regional Exhibition -
King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth
1999 Association of Potters of Southern Africa (Eastern Cape) , Annual Regional Exhibition -
King George VI Gallery , Port Elizabeth
1998-1999 'Into Entsha'- Craft Exhibition - King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth