Jan van der Merwe
BRUNDYN + GONSALVES
Installation, Art Gallery, Sculpture
Born in the Orange Free State in 1958, van der Merwe lives and works in Pretoria. When speaking of his work, Van der Merwe describes his process as “incorporat[ing] found objects and junk materials that have been discarded…I work with artefacts of our time and try to transform them into archaeological relics, revealing human pathos and weakness.” He is the recipient of many prestigious art awards, including, most recently an Ampersand residency for 2012. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections both locally and abroad.
, Art Gallery