Theo Paul Vorster CV

self-portraitTheo Paul Vorster was born in Oranjemund, Namibia, grew up in Paarl and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.

I started taking art classes at school and went on to study BA Graphic Art at The University of Stellenbosch (S.A) spesializing in printmaking. I pursued Art full time from 1996 onwards.

Originally only focusing on silkscreen and etching, I started experimenting with Lino in 2006 as I was looking for other print mediums to work with. I loved working with the Lino and its three dimensional feel.The black and white print also allowed me to experiment with color.

Once the Lino cut is completed a limited edition of Lino prints are hand printed by me on 300 gram 50% cotton paper .I individually hand colour every Lino print with acrylic ink. The Original Lino is then colored in oil and is also sold.

This unique practice ensures exclusivity as a very limited edition is available to the local and international market. 

My editions are normally 15 to 25 per work.

I also work on consignment .

 As a full time artist I also do Linocut,Mono Type and Etching workshops and teaches figure study.

Anyone that needs assistance with printing or needs a printing press can contact me .

S.A Exhibition highlights:

3 mediums – ArtB,1999

Etching exhibition – KKNK  ,Oudtshoorn, 1999

Printmaking and Silk-screening exhibition – Sanlam Art Gallery, 1999

Trilogy – ArtB,Sanlam Art Gallery, 2002

Puzzles – Rust en Vrede Art  Gallery, 2003

Twenty Ten – Group exhibition for the Suidooster Festival, 2004

Group exhibition KKNK , 2005

Lino  Solo Exhibition – Rust and  Vrede Art  Gallery,2006

Artwords – Group Exhibition, Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, 2006

Lino  Solo Exhibition –  Edward Hotel –  Port  Elizabeth , 2007

Alphabet – Mixed Media Solo Exhibition for the Cape Town Festival , 2007

“Voel met die Af Vlerk” Group exhibition  – Cultevaria Festival,Paarl ,2007

Envited Group Cultevaria , 2007

Falling form my mind Solo exhibition – Rust and Vrede Art Gallery ,2008

Festival Artist Cultivaria Festival,Paarl, 2008

Group exhibition “Lag Lag” with Hardy Botha at ’Stellenbosch Woordfees’ , 2009

Group exhibition Animal – Veo Art Gallery,Greenpoint, Cape Town , 2009

Solo exhibition – Lino in oil and print – De Kraal Gallery ,Paarl ,2009

Solo Exhibition – Lino in oil and print – Salon C, Rust and Vrede Art Gallery, 2009

Group project for Lower Quarter/ Abu Dahbi – Wood carving and lino ,2009

Group exhibition Baljaar Lino and oil – Woordfees, Stellenbosch , 2010

Solo exhibition – In Translation. Mixed media , Rust and Vrede Gallery,Durbanville ,Cape Town , 2010

Solo exhibition – In Relation.Lino and Oil , Red chimney ,Boston,Bellville Cape Town , October 2010

Solo Exhibition – Jetsam , Oil on Wood ,Salon C , Rust and Vrede Art Gallery , Durbanville , February 2011

Solo Exhibition – Still Life , Rust and Vrede Art gallery , 2011

Solo Exhibition – SA Print Gallery , 2011

Solo Exhibition – Art in the forest. Collaboration with Mdoda Fani, 2012

Solo exhibition – South African Print Gallery. Lino prints. 2012

Solo Exhibition –  Rust en Vrede Gallery 2012

Solo Exhibition Monotypes – The Red Chimney 2012

Sa Print Gallery JHB Art Fair – 2013

Aardklop Solo Exhibition, Onwaarskynlik 2013

Sa Print Gallery,Cape Town Art Fair , 2014

Solo Print Exhibition,Sa Print Gallery,Freshly Cut,2014

Lino exhibition Rust en Vrede Gallery, 2014

Sa Print Gallery JHB Art Fair , 2014

Theo’s work is at all times represented by many galleries countrywide.


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