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Karlien de Villiers

  • Karlien de Villiers
    Art

    TWEET, 2016

    R7,800.00
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    Art

    VISIONS OF JOHANNA, 2018

    R22,500.00
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    Art

    FILTER BUBBLE, 2018

    R20,500.00
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    A FACE FOR RADIO, 2018

    R13,500.00
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    Art

    LITTLE WOMEN IV, 2016

    R8,500.00
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    LITTLE WOMEN III, 2016

    R8,500.00
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    Art

    LITTLE WOMEN II, 2016

    R8,500.00
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    Art

    LITTLE WOMEN I, 2016

    R8,500.00
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    Art

    ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, 2018

    R15,500.00
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    Art

    LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER, 2017

    R8,500.00
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    Art

    RAIN CLOUDS, 2017

    R8,500.00
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    THE PARAMOUR, 2019

    R69,500.00
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    A CAT IN GLOVES CATCHES NO MICE, 2019

    R39,500.00
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    Art

    TRIAL SEPARATION, 2020

    R39,500.00

THE LIFE AND WORK OF Karlien de Villiers

Karlien de Villiers

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Karlien de Villiers was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Stellenbosch University and started her career as a designer at Garth Walker’s Orange Juice Design Studio at Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency in Cape Town. In 2006 she received an MA in Information Design from Pretoria University. She was a Lecturer in Illustration and Design at Stellenbosch University from 2006 to 2017, and currently lectures part-time in Design, Illustration and Art Direction at The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.

Karlien de Villiers began making art and comics in the final decades of the Apartheid regime in South Africa. She created a graphic novel entitled Ma Mère était une très belle femme (My Mother was a beautiful woman), which was published in German, French, Italian and Spanish.

De Villiers’ work has been published and featured in Le Monde (FR), Internazionale (IT), Bodoï (FR), Canal BD (FR), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (CH), Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE), Der Tagesspiegel (DE), Between 10and5 (ZA), Bitterkomix (ZA), i-Jusi Magazine (ZA), ComicArtAfrica (ZA), Artthrob (ZA), Bookdash (ZA), Art South Africa (ZA), Mail & Guardian (ZA), Business Day (ZA), VISI Magazine (ZA), ELLE Decor (ZA).

ARTIST STATEMENT

Throughout her career, her art has retained dark, comical, and narrative elements. She works in a mode of portrait illustration across various mediums, including mixed media on paper, watercolour, acrylic, sculpture, and printmaking. Each medium imparts its own distinctive features, but the cast of naively rendered figures remains constant, exerting their tragicomic pathos and a prevailing sense of doom.


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