n De Arte - Jan van der Merwe and the patina of time : research

Volume 2005, Issue 72
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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We are constantly experiencing the present; the past and the future as the present, stained and textured by the patina of time. This sentence summarises my response to what I consider to be the locus of the artist?s work and it will serve as my premise in discussing the various dimensions of the artist?s art making over the past decade. In discussing the various works of art, I intend addressing a range of critical issues concerning his work and also comment on relevant aspects relating to the time-space paradigm that directs not only his content but determines his creative methodology.

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