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Dave Robertson

Cape Town, South Africa

11 Works exhibited

Current location

Cape Town, South Africa

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Cape Town based artist Dave Robertson has been producing artwork and exhibiting since the mid 90’s. Initially known for his photographic work, he has exhibited at several galleries in Germany, USA, the Netherlands and South Africa. Robertson spent the early part of his  journey as a visual artist, in the film industry, freelancing as an art director. In between film projects, he followed his passion for photography, which was primarily a form of social commentary, often concerned with documenting marginalised lifestyles. After winning a national prize at the Spier Contemporary competition in 2010, for ‘Paper trails’ a documentary project focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg, he took a break from both photography and the film industry and began to teach himself to paint.

“I  consider myself a versatile visual artist who feels  happiest when pushing the limits of my  creative process, whether it be expressionist photography, abstract painting or printmaking. My work is often concerned  with the  in-between spaces  which are not immediately apparent but can be found just under the ‘skin’ of the perceived physical world. A place where fact and fiction, objectivity and subjectivity join hands in a magical dance. Where our  so-called physical reality seemingly invites aspects of the metaphysical world to show themselves in the work.”

Group exhibitions paintings and prints :

 

2020 “Flow”, Aity Gallery, Franschoek, Western Cape.

2019 “Turbine Art Fair”, represented by Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg.

2019 “Today”, Aity Gallery, Franschoek, Western Cape.

2018 “Ancillary Axes”, Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg.

2018 Twentieth Anniversary show, Artvark gallery, Cape Town.

2018  “Vivid and Vibrant”, Gallery One11, Cape Town.

2018 “Allen and Overy War Child Auction”, Berman Contemporary,Johannesburg.

2017  Inaugural exhibition, Berman Contemporary, Johannesburg.

2017 "Michaelis Silent Auction", Smith gallery, Cape Town.

2017  “Drought”, Artvark gallery, Kalk bay, Cape Town.

2017 “Cape Town Salon”,  AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

2016 “Ephemeral Pleasures”, Moor Gallery, Franschoek.

2016 “Muse Montage”, Eclectica Modern Gallery, Cape Town.

2016 “Materialisation”, Art in the yard gallery, Franschoek.

2016 “A tribute to Rose Korber”, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

2014 “Great Stock”,  AVA Gallery, Cape Town.

2013 “Artreach",  AVA  Gallery, Cape Town.

2013  "Proverbs", Church St. Gallery, Cape Town.

 

Group exhibitions photography :

2019 “Unspoken Unsaid”, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town.

2016 “Broken Chords”, Candice Berman Gallery, Johannesburg.

2015 “Twenty: Art in the time of democracy”, University of Johannesburg.

2015 “Twenty:  Art in the time of democracy”, Pretoria Art Museum.

2014  Turbine Art Fair, represented by Res gallery, Johannesburg

2014 “20 Years of Democracy”, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA.

2014 “Urban Wonderland”, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town.

2010 ''Point of Focus'', pinhole photography, Kalk Bay Modern, Cape Town.

2010 ''Bonani Africa Festival'', Cape Castle, Cape Town.

2010  “Spier Contemporary Awards  2010”, Cape Town.

2009  "Spirit of Ubuntu", Exposure Gallery, Cape Town.

2007 "CT 24",  Focus Contemporary Gallery,Cape Town.

2004  "PhotoLA 2004", The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

2002 Exhibition of lithographs: Kim Sacks Gallery, Johannesburg.

2001 "Absolut Cape Town”, Pinnacle Building, Cape Town.

2001 “Collaborative Art”, The Upstairs Gallery, Cape Town.

2000 “Collaboration”, Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town.

 

Solo exhibitions photography :

 

2015  “Partially Nomad”, THATARTFAIR, Cape Town.

2014  “Partially Nomad”, Res Gallery, Johannesburg.

2012  “Plakkerskamp 2003 - 2012”, book launch at Chateau de Wiltz, Luxembourg.

2013  “Plakkerskamp 2003 - 2012", Salle Culturelle Kaundorf, Luxembourg, Europe.

2008  "Rain", Focus Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town.

2007  "Abstract Egypt”, Focus Contemporary Gallery, Cape Town.

2005  “Remember”,  Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town.

2004  "De Dependance”, Smelik & Stokking, Den Haag, Netherlands.

2000  “Metaphysical Photography”, The Upstairs Gallery, Cape Town.

 

1999 "Colour Spirit", hand-painted photographs, Jazz Radio, Berlin, Germany.

1998 "Colour Spirit", hand-painted photographs, ARTCO, Leipzig, Germany.

1998 "Colour Spirit", hand-painted photographs, Marzahn Library, Berlin, Germany.

1998 "Colour Spirit", hand-painted photographs, Jojo Centre, Berlin, Germany.

1996  Exhibition of life on the streets of Luanda, Angola for Kandengues Unidos, held in Paris, Angola, Mozambique. Initiated by CIES and the E.U.

 

Solo exhibitions painting :

2011 “concrete tails and urban trails”, Worldart, Cape Town.

Cape Town based artist Dave Robertson has been producing artwork and exhibiting since the mid 90’s. Initially known for his photographic work, he has exhibited at several galleries in Germany, USA, the Netherlands and South Africa. Robertson spent the early part of his  journey as a visual artist, in the film industry, freelancing as an art director. In between film projects, he followed his passion for photography, which was primarily a form of social commentary, often concerned with documenting marginalised lifestyles. After winning a national prize at the Spier Contemporary competition in 2010, for ‘Paper trails’ a documentary project focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg, he took a break from both photography and the film industry and began to teach himself to paint.

Shortlisted for the Rise Art Prize 2018, for his “Subtraction print series”.

His photographic book entitled, Plakkerskamp, Bonnievale South Africa 2003-2012,  won a prize at the Lëtzebuerger Buchpräis 2013, a national book award ceremony, in Luxembourg.

Spier Contemporary 2010 award for “Paper Trails”, a documentary photographic project focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg.

Robertson’s artworks have been acquired by a variety of international collectors from Sweden, the USA, Tasmania, and the UK. Local collectors include the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAACA), Nandos and AFDA.

 

Works by Dave Robertson

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2020

100 x 100 x 6 cm

3100,00 €

2020

120 x 120 x 6 cm

3600,00 €

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120 x 120 x 6 cm

3600,00 €

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100 x 120 x 6 cm

3000,00 €

2018

51 x 36 x 5 cm

800,00 €

2020

60 x 60 x 5 cm

1750,00 €

2020

60 x 60 x 5 cm

1750,00 €

2020

100 x 120 x 6 cm

3100,00 €

2020

100 x 120 x 6 cm

3100,00 €

2020

120 x 120 x 6 cm

3600,00 €

2020

120 x 120 x 6 cm

3600,00 €

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