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Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws

Born: 1983

Hometown: Melbourne

Based in: Melbourne

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Sureen Gouws is an artist, known for her sculptural wall relief art. She aims to create balance, harmony, and a sense of calmness in her art through a minimalist approach. Born and raised in South Africa, Sureen has worked as an architect for many years. After migrating to Australia in 2018, she shifted her focus from Architecture to Art.

Sureen’s creative process is similar to meditation for her. She reminds the viewer to focus their attention inwards and “reset” their mind. Through her art, she recreates a feeling of Zen for people like her who struggle with anxiety and the demands of everyday life. She hopes that her art will help people unwind from a hectic lifestyle, making them more resilient, productive, calm and happier all around.

"Using my architectural skills, I compose my designs on a computer, first as line drawings and then building a three dimensional CAD model. I refine the design until I feel it is complete. I then create cut patterns of all the different layers and components. Afterwards, I laser-cut it from wood, assemble the design (almost like a puzzle) and glue the layers together. It is finished with layers of textured paint and matt acrylic paint coating. The textures are unique and it gives each artwork a soul of its own. The clean and precise lines of the designs combined with the rough and imperfect tactile textures of the finish give my works a simplistic ‘wabi-sabi’ aesthetic.

I work in soft monochrome colours that create a calm and tranquil background for the flowing lines. It is not overstimulating and makes us feel grounded. I am fascinated by the interplay between light and shadow, and how it influences the perception of my 3d works. By only using a single colour, the emphasis falls on the shadows created by the different shapes and their compositions. The artwork’s response to the changing light in its environment offers the viewer a unique perspective every time.

I am drawn to the circle shapes and the inherent energy they embody. In my work circles are symbols representing totality, wholeness, flowing energy and balance. My work embodies a zen, meditative and minimalistic philosophy."


25 works for sale

Balance

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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Unfold by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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Perspective by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 6,400

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New Moon by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 4,800

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Dream by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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Connection by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,800

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We Belong by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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Sunrise by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 880

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Blossom by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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You & I by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,100

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Creation by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,800

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New Beginnings by Sureen Gouws

Sureen Gouws, Australia

Sculpture

$ 1,800

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Sureen Gouws In The Studio

"Sureen’s creative process is similar to meditation for her. She reminds the viewer to focus their attention inwards and “reset” their mind. Through her art, she recreates a feeling of Zen for people like her who struggle with anxiety and the demands of everyday life. She hopes that her art will help people unwind from a hectic lifestyle, making them more resilient, calm and happier all around."

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More About Sureen Gouws

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What inspires you?

I am drawn to the circle shapes and the inherent energy they embody. In my work circles are symbols representing totality, wholeness, flowing energy and balance. My work embodies a zen, meditative and minimalistic philosophy.

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Describe your creative process.

My work as an artist is a natural continuation of my architectural career. Similar to designing architecture, my works are also the translation of two-dimensional line drawings into three-dimensional pieces. Composition, line and form all come into play.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Minimalistic, Sculptural, Calming

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Architectural drawing program that I design and model the artworks in and laser cutter

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Everything happens with a reason

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Where do you go for inspiration?

I am drawn to the circle shapes and the inherent energy they embody. In my work circles are symbols representing totality, wholeness, flowing energy and balance. My work embodies a zen, meditative and minimalistic philosophy.


Collections featuring Sureen Gouws

5 Collections

By Style: Minimalism

62 Artists, 79 Products

Last Updated Aug 15, 2022

Textured Artworks

23 Artists, 29 Products

Last Updated Jul 15, 2022

Textured Artworks

23 Artists, 29 Products

Last Updated Jul 15, 2022

By Medium: Sculpture

39 Artists, 58 Products

Last Updated Jul 06, 2022

By Medium: Sculpture

39 Artists, 58 Products

Last Updated Jul 06, 2022

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Credentials

Education

University of Pretoria - Masters Degree in Interior Architecture

South Africa, 2002

Exhibitions

The Other Art Fair - Melbourne

2022

Education

University of Pretoria - Masters Degree in Interior Architecture

South Africa, 2002

Exhibitions

The Other Art Fair - Melbourne

2022

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