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Human, Daniel

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Jozi Thunderclouds
Oil on Wood




In the South Africa painting aesthetic, some would argue that the landscape holds pride of place. The works of Pierneef and Walter Meyer are emblematic of what the country embodies, with sweeping vistas, colours that are almost indescribable, and a horizon line that both beckons and mystifies. The American Regionalist tradition follows a similar path, with painters like Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton bending the collective midwestern farmscapes to their visual will. The urban landscapes of Edward Hopper, which slightly pre-date the Regionalists, are often even more informative of the American painting tradition.It is into this latter class that the paintings of Daniel Human fit. Human's landscapes are eerily similar to what we see around us in South African vistas, when one is not really searching for anything specific, but is confronted with an arresting image that locks into our psyche. Human has been painting since he was 9 years old, and his early works show a strong eye for composition and detail, especially in works like 'Tannie with Chickens.' This work, which was done when Human was 15, was completed during studies toward a Fine Art diploma which the artist started when he was 12, and completed when he was 17. With his love of the long road, his favourite being the N6 to East London, Human would scour the land for scenes and vistas. The current series Human is working on, which are landscapes of industrial and semi-industrial views around Gauteng, have a quality that suggests a dynamic new visual direction for the artist. In these paintings, he is unlocking an inner aesthetic which draws us as viewers into his visual interpretation of scenes with which we are strangely familiar. However, the familiarity of the landscapes is veiled by the emotive use of sfumato-like brushwork, which takes the work in a different direction, away from the traditional interpretation of this subject matter. This series is an exciting portent of things to come from this artist, as he is finding a style which he is very comfortable to explore and expand, both as an artist, and a son of South Africa.

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Voortrekker Monument clouds


24 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Highveld Spring


16 x 20 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Sieberianas


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Lombardy shops


16 x 20 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Hay bales at Vaalkop


20 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Tshepo


24 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Socca


32 x 24 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Patrick


24 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Run


24 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Mother with baby


24 x 32 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Delmas Dawn


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Jozi Thunderclouds


20 x 19 in.


Oil on Wood



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Lynnwood Road


17 x 19 in.


Oil on Canvas



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N3 Sieberianas


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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n6 Bloem offramp


16 x 20 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Pretoria Radio Masts


16 x 24 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Vaalrivier Dawn


12 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Bashewa Road


24 x 16 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Zwartkops dusk


14 x 18 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Tannie with Chickens


30 x 20 in.


Oil on Wood



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Clarens Dawn


12 x 17 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Nottinghill Road Cold Morning


16 x 24 in.


Oil on Canvas



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Veld Fire


17 x 12 in.


Oil on Wood


 
       

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