Today we do a follow up chat with artist Robert Greeff, about whats he has been up to since we last picked his brain. For those of you who are not familiar with Roberts work, you can get to know the man here, here and here! Brilliant work!
Hi Robert, welcome back to SA Creatives! What have you been up to since we last featured your work?
Last year was a busy one creatively with Commissions, Speaking at Pecha Kucha Cape Town and painting painting painting.
Tell us more about your new project?
I am very excited about launching a collection of original Art works exclusively to Takealot.com. They can be found in the Home and Kitchen department under Home Décor and Canvas paintings with the label Robert Greeff Original Art. I am currently the only Visual Artist on the platform showcasing original work.
The work serves as a snap shot into what I explore visually and was curated with the notion of introducing a larger audience into my existing oeuvre for new collectors, there’s alittle bit of everything. On the heels of successfully gaining access to Art Collectors locally and internationally in 2014 and 2015, the online platform of Takealot.com was the next natural step in reaching a bigger audience beyond the gallery paradigm in South Africa and a strong indicator of where the business of Art is heading.
What was the inspiration behind this?
I spent a few weeks decompressing after producing a body of work called “The Evolution of Colour”, an intense sensory visual display, by spending a weekend in Arniston, a small sea side village, painting stripped down minimalist abstracts inspired by the beach, ocean and sky. The paintings evolved into a series of works called “3 days at the Beach”. The initial pieces were snapped up so quickly I could hardly keep up with commissions. Some collectors who watch my work on another online platform www.unsungart.co.za soon called for more of my work to be available nationwide.
What are your creative plans for 2016?
I am currently in production to launch an exclusive range of T-shirts featuring some of my most visually striking Art, playing with the idea of wearing my art and using your body and lifestyle as an exhibition space. The first roll out was very well received and a few are currently circulating on the underground Clubbing and Art scene.
Where can our readers follow your work?