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Andre Prinsloo

Biography

Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1956 National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Fine Arts - 1979 (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) He has worked in the Sculpture Department of the SANDF for a period of six years. Thereafter he was employed by the University of Pretoria, first as a Technical assistant and later became a lecturer in the Fine Arts (Sculpture) Department as well as a lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology’s Entertainment Technology (Props Department).

Inspiration

“I had two major ideas in approaching The Conjoined exhibition and my pieces;

Very few people, up to now, knew that I was (am) part of a twin. My sister left this life when we were three months old… leaving within me an eternal longing that is hard to explain logically. In a way this is a homage and recognition as to that part of our conjoined history and a yearning of a sibling relationship that could have been…

The other concept is the one of having an alter ego. Or the so-called Yin and Yang of our personalities. Most of us continuously have to battle with the negative side in us. It follows us like a shadow and adds to the rich scale of life. With too much Light we become frivolous and too Dark, we are heavy & depressed. It balances the scale of life…

And it completes us as human beings”

Andre Prinsloo

Selected Works

The latest work from this artist.

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