Grant Netherlands

“lf you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh

lnter Galactic Harvesting


Elon Musk has advocated that the survival of the human race would be voyaging to other planets,
such as Mars, to cultivate and create a living breathing planet to sustain the human race. As an important subject matter, I have conceptualised and painted in oils a depiction of this concept. Cultivation and development of the human race is high on the future agenda. My painting is a semi realistic concept including the sparse background showing mankind’s advancement to other worldly planets.

Artist Statement:

Painting is a wonderful way of going deeper into the beauty of the present moment. While painting, time seems to disappear as forms take shape on the canvas. There is a deep sense of peace in the creative process. The finished painting then becomes a record, a history, and physical evidence of the creative process in action. Subject matter, light, form and colour are key aspects to my work. I hope it is evident to anyone looking at my artwork that I have a profound respect for nature and form, particularly as it is revealed in various qualities of light and shade. Painting light and colour in its various expressions have been a passion of mine from the beginning. My approach is basically inspired by curiosity, dream state and consciousness. I primarily work in my studio overlooking the sea, an incredible source of inspiration. ? I embrace and find most styles and techniques interesting, and I explores many of them, incorporating them when I can into my work. Therefore my personal painting method is a combination of many techniques and of course my own signature! My work is regularly exhibited and sold in Abu Dhabi and the UK and have held regular exhibitions abroad.

INTER GALACTIC HARVESTING by Grant Netherlands
Digital collage and oil on canvas, 840 x 1180mm
R13 500

Artist CV:

Graphic Designer – Agencies/ Art Director
Grey Advertising, Scharrer Edwards, Edgars, y & R, 8 Seconds Branding, Wallscapes,
Launchit, MAD Advertising and Olgivy.


Concept Organisation, Development and Graphic interpretation abs Roll Out.


Lecturer
AAA School ofAdvertisinB, Damelln and The Art Foundation.
Lectured graphic design, Art history and Design principles.
EXHIBITIONS

  1. Abu Dhabi/ Dubai
  2. Luni Exhibitions
  3. Cape of Good Hope The Fort
  4. Art in the Park Rondebosch

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