Arts & Crafts
Artist / Sculptor
Johann Moolman was born and schooled in
Johannesburg. He studied art at the then Johannesburg College of Art and during
1975 - 1976 completed postgraduate studies at St Martin's School of Art London,
majoring in sculpture. From 1979 - 1989 Moolman lectured in Sculpture and
Printmaking at the University of South-Africa, Department Fine Art. During 1990
- 1996 Moolman was Senior Lecturer in the Fine Art Department and also lectured
Drawing and History of Art. Since 1997 Moolman has been living and working as a
full time artist in Groot-Marico, North West Province.
Exhibitions - Moolman has held various one-person exhibitions and
has partaken in various group exhibitions nationaly and internationaly over the
past twenty-five years. In 1981 Moolman exhibited as guest artist at the
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Joubert Park.
Collections - Moolman's work is represented in various public and
private collections nationaly and internationaly. National Collections include:
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Rand Afrikaans University, University of the
Witwatersrand, University of South-Africa, Pretoria Art Gallery, Olievenhuis
Bloemfontein, Kimberley Art Gallery, The National Art Gallery Cape Town and the
Commissions - Moolman has completed various public and private
commissions amongst other
Present Work - Presently Moolman is working on a twice life size figure portrait of the ANNC co-founder and author Solomon T. Plaatjie, as well as a portrait bust of the Baralong leader Kgosi Besewe Montshioua. Both monuments will be completed by October 1999.
Media and Style -
Theme, Content and Form - Formally Moolman's work reflects current
post-modernism concerns combined with a historic conciousness of European and
Africa Art. A purposeful objective of his work is to merge Africa and Western
aesthetics in order to create art which is unmistakenly South-African but party
to the International scene.
Moolman refers to himself as a Neo-primitive, which
explains his choice to work outside of an urban milieu in the rural rawness of
Groot-Marico. "... in the Marico I am able to make contact with the spirits
of old, to awaken the primordial within me, to nurture a primal
Moolman's ideas and forms are influenced by classical
African art, San rock engravings and the archeology of the Stone and Iron ages
as well as all aspects concerning pre-history. Other influences are the first
world - third world mix of South-Africa as well as the material effect on the
environment of an industrialized throw away society. Moolman believes that art
transcends political and social issues to awaken within the viewer or
participant the primordial subconcious and spiritual.
Tuition - Moolman offers tuition in sculpture and drawing on request.Commissions: Johan is available for commissions. He can be contacted for quotes and designs.
Cell Phone No: 082 494 7022
Address: Johann Moolman, P.O. Box 225, Groot-Marico, North West Province,
Republic of South-Africa.
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