'My art is not only representative of who I am but of all who been in and out of my life – my parents, siblings, wife, friends, children, grandchildren and even those who challenged me and my art form.' ~ Derric van Rensburg
Derric van Rensburg is a renowned South African artist known for his vibrant use of color and his ability to capture the essence of his homeland in his artwork. He was born in Johannesburg in 1952 and spent much of his childhood exploring the bushveld and savannas of South Africa. These experiences would later inform his artistic style, which often features the rich colors and textures of the African landscape.
Van Rensburg studied fine art at the Johannesburg College of Art and the University of Pretoria before embarking on a successful career as an artist. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and the South African National Gallery in Cape Town.
Van Rensburg's use of color is one of the defining features of his work. He often employs bold, saturated hues to create a sense of energy and vibrancy, and his use of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to his compositions. Many of his paintings depict scenes from daily life in South Africa, such as markets, townships, and rural landscapes, and his work is noted for its powerful sense of place and connection to the people and culture of his homeland.