ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have come through a long history of image and object making, to abstract expressionism, however I use other genres, depending on the intent. It is however, in abstract expressionism that I am able to work with easy integrity.
I make work with a dedicated conscious intent to express that which is in me, or coming through me, that I could not express or even think of, whilst in a normal everyday “states of being”. It is a pure and spontaneous record of marks revealing the emotional, intellectual and spiritual states of being at the time of the work. I shift gears to get to the safe and familiar place of an altered state, and then I can engage in the process.
The purer one is in the process, the more intelligently the work will speak. I am also interested in the energetic frequency that is carried from artist's hand to the the actual object on which they work, and then I am in process of measuring the energetic force that is given off by the work to the viewer, an ongoing fascinating concept and quest.
I have had a 25 year rich and varied American art life. I have had several one person shows and numerous group shows, and am now back living in South Africa , where I originally went to high school and art college and was fortunate to have had serious mentors such as Walter Battiss, Judith Mason and and Marguerite Stephens. In South Africa I have had a one person show at T. Read's Knysna Fine Art Gallery. My work is collected by corporate and privates in the United States, Europe and South Africa.
I have been involved in the Site Specific land art series in Plettenberg Bay, gathering the local artists to participate, and assisting the team. I created the life drawing classes and facilitated the Vernissage shows in Plettenberg Bay, which have now spread around well.
Myfanwy Bekker is available for commissioned work.
Please contact the artist regarding commissions and for a full curriculum vitae