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Tropical Cyclone

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Sean Knipe

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US$ 8,000

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2017

Oil on canvas

Unique Work

Dimensions: 203.2cm (H) x 119.4cm (W) x 15.2cm (D) / 80" (H) x 47" (W) x 6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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Art is the voice. I’m the messenger using the gift to open up societies eyes/senses towards their surroundings. It’s often that people respond when it’s to late especially in the moment of crisis. The daily measure one must take in today’s times is to always be vigilant and alert for we in a different era. Give or take one needs to appreciate art to understand it. It’s an abstract artwork so it forces people to think differently, to see things differently. It changes things from being obvious it puts your mind in a place where you got to go further than the surface. You gotta dig deep and seek for a deeper meaning, it forces you to change your way of ‘normal’ thinking. Especially in today’s times it’s vital for the younger generation to be equipped with enhancing the way they see things. The colors speak for themselves, the burnt orange represents the strike of disaster. As natural disasters occur when no one really expects it. And that’s what ‘Tropical Cyclone’ is. We as people need to see things before they happen, the future is now. We need to take caution and be one up as our environment isn’t in a safe place. It’s all because of people, people control everything. What you do to one affects 10 and what you do to 10 affects 100 and so forth, it’s a ripple effect. We need to be wise in how we project our voice going forward. This artwork represents saving our planet. The burnt orange represents a silhouette traumatic face of expression hidden in the blue hues. One needs to have an artistic eye to identify these ‘hidden’ images. The hues of blues/teals represent the spirit of communication. The yellow is representative of intellectual energy.

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Artist Profile

Hometown: Durban

Based in: South Africa

As a young boy with a curious mind, he recalls his first encounter with the enchantment of art as a fortunate stroke of serendipity.

He stood captivated and in awe of the multiplicity of designs oozing out before him, from white, to blue, green to grey shapes and colours moved before his eyes and as the paint dried it captured a movement of a second – a moment of life – never to be repeated again.

Soon painting to him became a way of life, it was more than a just a form of expression it became his voice, his eyes his ears, his smell, his sense of direction. For hours at a time he would sit at the edge of his bed, pensive, quietly concentrating on perfecting a process of painting he wished to master.

It was a summer’s evening and I had just finished painting a much loved piece, I however decided to be bold and adventurous. I wanted to grow my technique into something organic and original. Having grown up in the sub-tropical climate of Kwa-Zulu Natal, summer months were mostly accompanied with tropical thundershowers.

It was on a rainy summers evening, such as this, that I decided to plant my much loved piece outside in the rain. As the morning sun greeted my eyes the next day, I woke up with the lingering thought of my art piece that had been left out in the night rain. I belted out of bed and rushed out the backdoor to find my art piece still planted next to the shed. Before me existed forms, hues and textures that I had never seen before, I was ecstatic with what the rain had created! I decided to draw inspiration from the uniqueness before me and this was the start of how my technique developed.

Today Sean Knipe artworks can be found donning the homes of both local and international buyers, there is no doubt that this artist with over 20 years of experience and a degree in Graphic Design from the Technical University of Kwa-Zulu Natal is making waves in the world of contemporary art.

His works have been described as that which conjures up feelings of growth, reflection, depth and synergy. This certainly resonates with the artist desire to create “art that moves you.”

As an artist he draws his inspiration from nature, exotic fish and the rich tastes and textures of gourmet food. His greatest inspiration is however the freedom he experiences when taking to canvas. His greatest desire is that every viewer of his art experiences a sense of freedom and is internally and infallibly moved when observing his works of art.

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