Corne Eksteen

Corne Eksteen

South Africa | 5 artworks for sale

  • still from the metaverse iii painting corne eksteen
    Still From The Metaverse III
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
    $1,472
  • allegory iii painting corne eksteen
    Allegory III
    Painting / 127 x 100 cm
    $4,129
  • augmentation iii painting corne eksteen
    Augmentation Iii
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
    $4,198
  • singularity i painting corne eksteen
    Singularity I
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
    $4,566
  • dyad i painting corne eksteen
    Dyad I
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
    $4,566
  • staccato painting corne eksteen
    Staccato
    Painting / 80 x 80 cm
  • homo sapien xviii painting corne eksteen
    Homo Sapien XVIII
    Painting / 19 x 19 cm
  • homo sapien xix painting corne eksteen
    Homo Sapien XIX
    Painting / 19 x 19 cm
  • homo sapien xii painting corne eksteen
    Homo Sapien XII
    Portrait Miniature / 19 x 19 cm
  • homo sapien xi painting corne eksteen
    Homo Sapien XI
    Portrait Miniature / 19 x 19 cm
  • homo sapien x painting corne eksteen
    Homo Sapien X
    Portrait Miniature / 19 x 19 cm
  • transubstantiation ii painting corne eksteen
    Transubstantiation II
    Painting / 124 x 100 cm
  • ternion ii painting corne eksteen
    Ternion II
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
  • plexus vi painting corne eksteen
    Plexus Vi
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • ternion painting corne eksteen
    Ternion
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
  • interchange i painting corne eksteen
    Interchange I
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
  • un'altra painting corne eksteen
    Un'altra
    Painting / 100 x 124 cm
  • the genetically superior painting corne eksteen
    The Genetically Superior
    Painting / 150 x 150 cm
  • the millennial with no siblings painting corne eksteen
    The Millennial With No Siblings
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • the arab knight painting corne eksteen
    The Arab Knight
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • the pornographer (every emotion is public) painting corne eksteen
    The Pornographer (Every emotion is public)
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • youth without youth painting corne eksteen
    Youth Without Youth
    Painting / 80 x 80 cm
  • the pink opaque painting corne eksteen
    The Pink Opaque
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • the blue opaque painting corne eksteen
    The Blue Opaque
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • the father figure written out of the script painting corne eksteen
    The Father Figure Written Out Of The Script
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • the orphan painting corne eksteen
    The Orphan
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • the gwm blinded by utopia painting corne eksteen
    The GWM Blinded By Utopia
    Painting / 120 x 120 cm
  • the subsidizer (moth to the flame) painting corne eksteen
    The Subsidizer (Moth to the flame)
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • assimilation ii painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation II
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • dissolver painting corne eksteen
    Dissolver
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • assimilation x painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation X
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • dispersion painting corne eksteen
    Dispersion
    Painting / 60 x 60 cm
  • internal segregation painting corne eksteen
    Internal Segregation
    Oil Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • assimilation vii painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation VII
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • unification painting corne eksteen
    Unification
    Extra Large Portait Painting / 150 x 150 cm
  • yin yang iii painting corne eksteen
    Yin Yang III
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • yin yang ii painting corne eksteen
    Yin Yang II
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • yin yang i painting corne eksteen
    Yin Yang I
    Painting / 100 x 100 cm
  • assimilation iv painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation IV
    Oil Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • assimilation iii painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation III
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • assimilation vi painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation VI
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm
  • assimilation v painting corne eksteen
    Assimilation V
    Painting / 50 x 50 cm

My current process has several phases. With the conceptual undertone relating to the exploration of identity, works start off with several sessions with a sitter / sitters depending on the specific concept relating to the portrait.


Group Exhibitions:

2015
Inspirations VI: Durban Yesterday, Now and Tomorrow - artSPACE durban | Durban | South Africa | July 2015
artSPACE Durban Artists Choice Awards 2015 - artSPACE durban | Durban | South Africa | June 2015
Transformation, Incubation, Activation - KZNSA | Durban | South Africa | January / February 2015

2014
Transmutation - Karoo 1 Gallery | De Doorns | South Africa | October / November 2014
artSPACE Durban Artists’ Choice Awards 2014 - artSPACE durban | Durban | South Africa | July 2014
Grassroots - KZNSA | Durban | South Africa | January 2014

2013
Rebirth - Living Life Shed | Ladybrand | South Africa | October 2013

2011
Contemporary Free State - Johanness Stegmann Gallery | Bloemfontein | South Africa | June 2011

2010
Modern Free State - Johanness Stegmann Gallery | Bloemfontein | South Africa | June 2010

2008
Art from the Eastern Free State - The Cabin | Clocolan | South Africa | July 2008
Running Exhibition - Mocca Chino's | Ladybrand | South Africa
Art of Africa - Temporary Pop-Up Gallery | Maseru | Lesotho | September 2008
Naive - Uber arte | Berlin | Germany | February 2008

2004
Seascapes - Gallery on the bay | Gordon's Bay | South Africa | November 2004

2003
Vespertine - Pop-up Gallery | Ladybrand | South Africa | April 2003
Travelog - Gallery on the bay | Gordon's Bay | South Africa | August 2003
Travelog - CoJo's | Muizenberg | South Africa | November 2003

2002
Group 9 - Art Bizarre | Somerset-West | South Africa | December 2002

2001
Washed - Basotho Hat | Maseru | Lesotho | April 2001

2000
ABSA L’ Atelier 2000 - (Provincial Finalist) Johannes Stegmann Gallery | Bloemfontein | South Africa | March 2000
Versus - The Basotho Hat | Maseru | Lesotho | October 2000

1999
ABSA L’ Atelier 1999 - (Provincial Finalist) Pretoria Art Association | Pretoria | South Africa | March 1999
ABSA L’ Atelier 1999 - (National Finalist) African Window Museum | Pretoria | South Africa | August 1999

1998
Volkskas Atelier - (Provincial Finalist) Johannes Stegmann Gallery | Bloemfontein | South Africa | March 1998
Volkskas Atelier - (National Finalist) Pietersburg Art Museum | Pietersburg | South Africa | August 1998
Spiritualized - Ladybrand Library Hall | Ladybrand | South Africa | December 1998

1997
Volkskas Atelier - (Provincial Finalist) Johannes Stegmann Gallery | Bloemfontein | South Africa | March 1997
Bowie Outside - Precinct Gallery | Johannesburg | South Africa | August 1997

1996
New South African Art - South African High Commission | Maseru | Lesotho | September 1996

Solo Exhibitions:

2015
Disintegration - artSPACE durban | Durban | South Africa | September 2015

2009
Inferno - Temporary gallery in warehouse | Bloemfontein | South Africa | May 2009

2007
Skin - Temporary gallery in warehouse | Woodstock | South Africa | October 2007

Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?
Alexis Preller (6 September 1911 – 13 December 1975) Although largely overlooked by his own generation and the art establishment of his time, Preller’s work has always resonated with me. Not for reasons one might expect though, contrary to popular classification of Preller’s work, in my mind Preller was the first to create an afro-centric POP tradition. His images could easily be stills from pop videos flashing across our screens on MTV. His ability to transform traditional African and ancient Greek imagery into sharp contemporary works like his Kouros series, is the element of his work I find most thrilling.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Francis Bacon (Tate Britain 11 September 2008 to 4 January 2009)
I always credit Francis Bacon as the artist who played the biggest role in my career choice. It was as a teenager growing up in a small isolated Free State town that I discovered a book on Bacon at the local library. It was love at first sight. Within months from taking that book home, I had decided that an artist I shall be. Bacon became larger than life in my world and his influence still echoes in my work everytime a bright cadmium orange ends up somewhere on a canvas. This exhibition affirmed everything I knew and loved about Bacon, but also elevated him to godlike genius in my mind. To this day I’m spellbound!

Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
Saying that I find inspiration everywhere is a bit contrived, but this really is the case. I’m an obsessive observer and images constantly jump out at me and slap me in the face. Specifically people, faces and colours. I’m that weirdo that will rush up to you in the street asking if I can draw or paint you – so be kind! I always have a camera on hand and it’s used more for documentation than selfies. Even watching TV with me is tedious as I will often pause the broadcast to take screen captures.

Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?
I’ve learned over the years what it takes to trigger myself and open up what I call “the zone” This in short requires of me to take complete control of my environment. The right mood, music, smells and light.  So early mornings in the studio consist of coffee, incense burning, adjustment of studio lights, mixing colours and general prepping but once the headphones go on it’s just me and the canvas for the next 8 to 15 hours.

What do you like most about being an artist?

I think all artists are incredibly selfish people – we create in isolation, have conversations with different mediums and different genres through a process of research and practice. But most people outside our inner circles rarely get to witness or get involved in this creative conversation. The true beauty of being artist is when your work goes out into the world and starts conversations with people that you, the artist, will probably never meet.

How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
I keep working – inspiration and solutions normally reveal themselves while you’re actively working. Nothing is achieved by walking away from a canvas.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
I don’t chase awards and recognition, so my sense of achievement tends to be rooted in seeing how I’m growing as an artist. In coming up with new ways to paint and create which is challenging to me.

Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
This is something I often confront myself with. It depends on what people take from my work which is my only real tool in affecting change in the world or touching people’s lives. One must never underestimate the power of art to affect opinions, but at this point my work is more a reflection on the world than a call to change. My aim is to rather hold up a “mirror” to society as opposed to dictating to it what it should be or what it’s doing wrong.

What are your plans for the coming year?
I’m very excited about the upcoming year with several group exhibitions in the pipeline and a possibly two solo exhibitions towards the end of 2016. I have a series of portraits planned, but also a series of figure studies. Generally just expanding my subject matter through lots of experimentation and making the most of this incredible journey..