Hentie van der Merwe

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Zhané Warren approached Hentie van der Merwe in June 2007 to create a series of etchings within a print collaboration, conceptually based on his music theatre project. For this project, the artist developed a series of masks to be worn by the main character, ‘the messenger’. These masks refer to various Nama (Khoi) folklore animals, such as the hare, lion, and eagle. The working drawings of the hare masks were the basis for his etchings made during two intensive working periods in January and April this year. At the onset the artist intended to exploit the violent, seductive and ‘libinal’ qualities of the various etching techniques to enhance and underscore the ideas at play in each particular study of a mask.

Born in Windhoek, Namibia, and now living in Cape Town, van der Merwe’s work has dealt with aspects such as the body, violence, power and the archive. He attended the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Belgium (where Zhané Warren had met him). He continued to live in Antwerp for six years before returning permanently to South Africa in February 2007. He has had solo exhibitions at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, the Tim van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium and Galerie Gabriele Rivet in Cologne, Germany, among others. He has participated in group exhibitions in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; New York, USA; Cologne and Munich, Germany; Geneva, Switzerland; Gent, Belgium; Rome, Italy; Madrid, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; and Santiago, Chile, among others.

 

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Beekeeper I, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Beekeeper I
2009
Three-plate colour print made in softground etching, spitbite-, liftground aquatint & aquatint and burnishing on Zerkall 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 59.5 x 44 cm
Image dimension: 40.2 x 29.5 cm

Price R5200 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Beekeeper II, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Beekeeper II
2009
Three-plate colour print made in softground ething, spitbite-, liftground aquatint & aquatint and burnishing on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 59.5 x 44 cm
Image dimension: 40.2 x 29.5 cm

Price R5200 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Messenger I, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Messenger I
2008
Softground etching, spitbite-, liftground aquatint and aquatint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 60 x 49 cm
Image dimension: 60 x 49 cm

Price R7800 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Messenger I, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Messenger II
2008
Softground etching, spitbite-, liftground aquatint and aquatint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 10
Paper dimension: 60 x 49 cm
Image dimension: 60 x 49 cm

Price R7800 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Messenger III, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Messenger III
2008
Spitbite aquatint, aquatint and engraving on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 37,9 x 28 cm
Image dimension: 13,5 x 13,4 cm

Price R2340 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Messenger IV, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Messenger IV
2008
Spitbite aquatint, aquatint and drypoint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 37,9 x 28 cm
Image dimension: 29,7 x 23,8 cm

Price R3120 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Rebel, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Rebel
2008
Aquatint, open bite and engraving on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper dimension: 29,7 x 23,8 cm
Image dimension: 10,6 x 14,7 cm

Price R2340 (excl. VAT)

 

Hentie van der Merwe, Untitled, Prints
Hentie van der Merwe
Untitled
2008
Aquatint, open bite, softground etching and drypoint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 20
Paper & image dimension: 29,7 x 23,8 cm

Price R3575 (excl. VAT)