Unearthed pieces of sidewalk(tar), discarded wood, plastic bags & other found objects in Cape Town is the basis for representing the divine dichotomy between urbanisation and those who are left behind and go unnoticed. Documenting glimpses of intense expression I aim to capture the underlying essence of the subject without revealing its full features and body parts. Clothes aren’t important here. Instead the focus is on the majestic nature of the subtle yet piercing human expression.
“6 feet of Earth” is based on the below quote by the novelist Ursula K. Le Guin and incorporates viewpoints around life and death and how we as humans face this inevitable part of our process.Some see it as a negative but I propose to see it as part of this abundantly joyous life.I even propose to try and see the correlation between birth and death, that it could even…dare I say, be the same thing. Here follows Le Guin’s quote:
“Close up, a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you loose the pattern. You need distance, interval. The way to see how beautiful earth is, is to see it from the moon. The way to see how beautiful life is, is from the vantage point of death.”
The inspiration behind the project is the symbiotic energy
which exists between trees and humans.
They breath out what we breathe in and vice versa.
Knext Art Gallery about 100 Nights of Sketch:
“It is with great pleasure that I write to invite you to this artists
1st Solo Exhibition: “100 Nights of sketch” by Rudolf Liebenberg
We face many global challenges, a major one being de-forestation.
This series is a glimpse into a flight-of-imagination world where one
completely co-exists with nature.
Using iconic figures that inspired Rudolf to be where he is today as an artist,
He combines trees with human heads through the medium of pen on paper.
Celebrating linework is at the core of what this project is about.
Rudolf Liebenberg found that black line on white paper relates beautifully to the organic nature
of the tree shapes & how they interact with the wrinkles & features on the faces,
opening a whole new conversation about our perception of how we age through time.
Some heroes, some famous, some unsung, some sketches of friends & family or
famous people that died within the 100 days. He completed 100 sketches in 100 days
and we will showcase all 100.”