According to Greek mythology the phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn as it rises from the ashes of its predecessor.
Analogous to this notion of the phoenix, the Pretoria artist, Willie van Rensburg, has taken aspects of his earlier ideas and works which have become `seeds` from which he has propagated for this exhibition.
In his work Willie prefers to use acrylic, oils and mixed media. His style is impressionistic in essence, yet bold with the use of vivid colours.
It is noticeable in his work that he is strongly influenced by his graphic design background. He favours African inspired themes but also indulges his passion for the naive and naive ethnic style.
More about the artist(s) www.art.co.za/willievanrensburg