AGAC Top 25 Finalist - Ferdo Voigt - Hogwash
Top 25 Finalist in the AGAC 2023
- Artist: Ferdo Voigt
- Name: Hogwash
- Size: 360 mm x 460 mm
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Price: Sold at the Gala Event
Ferdo is a full-time South African Artist and he has been awarded as a Top 25 Finalist in the ARTi Gallery Art Competition 2023!
About this piece:
I am fascinated by Vermeer's mastery of light and attention to detail. I liked the challenge of recreating a piece in his style. The viewer can imagine him/herself in the shoes of the milkmaid doing her duty or the warthog who is being pampered.
About the Artist:
A passionate full-time artist for around 20 years, I paint in oils, switching between fine brushwork and the palette knife, depending on the demands of each painting. I am mostly self-taught, constantly learning and upskilling through experiments, online tutorials, traditional art books and being inspired by other artists. Having travelled extensively, my inspiration comes from being at peace in nature, whether at the Egyptian pyramids, exploring the jungle in Belize or free-diving with living treasures in the ocean. For the last few years, my work has explored small-town urban and rural landscapes, the wide vistas of the Little Karoo as well as the inner landscapes of the human subconscious.
My other love is fishing, which I take every opportunity to pursue. Just a short walk from my studio, fishing in Gouritsmond allows me to quiet my busy creative mind and stretch my legs between long stints at the easel. My passion for ocean life has inspired a range of sculptures of the local fish, which have found their way onto the walls of many collectors.
I have expanded my artistic offering with lino cutting and printmaking, incorporating landscape and natural scenes in the reduction lino printing method.
My art is on extended exhibition at the Karoo Art Hotel in Barrydale and THE Gallery in Montagu and George museum as a member of SCAVA.
2018: Placed 2nd in the Landscape Category at the SCAVA Annual Art Competition in George
2020: Shortlisted in the Top 16 of The South African ARTIST Magazine’s 2019/2020 Cover Competition (Still Life)
2021: Long-listed in the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery 2021 Portrait Award
2023: Placed 2nd in the Wildlife category at the SCAVA Annual Art Competition in George
2023: Placed 3rd in the Landscape category at the SCAVA Annual Art Competition in George