Appollis - Born:
1957 Cape Town, South Africa.
started his career with oil painting and sculpting in
1980.His colorful African art paintings reflect the changing times in
South Africa. From scenes of despair and destruction, witnessed and
experienced during the liberation struggle, to images of hope, peace and
printmaker and poetry.
CAP, under Cecil Skotnes.
Several magazine illustrations from 1985.
/ Public: University of
Kansas, USA; Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA.
Local and International:
National Gallery of Namibia; SA National Gallery, Cape Town:
University of the Western Cape; Dept. National Education, Cape Town;
SA Fine Worsteds, Cape Town; SASOL; Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town;
Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town and Durban Art Museum,
Ambassador of Norway.
Exhibitions: 1982 - 1993:
Rocklands Library, Cape Town; SA Arts Association, Cape Town; British
Consul Office, Johannesburg; SA Arts Association, Worcester, Cape;
Chelsea Gallery, Cape Town; Karen McKerron Gallery, Johannesburg.
Exhibitions: 1988 - 1998:
Luxurama Theatre, Cape Town; Univ. Western Cape, Cape Town; Primart
Gallery, Cape Town; Rahmen Gallery, Germany; Conservatoire of Music,
Windhoek, Namibia; SA Triennial; Salon Biennial, Paris, France;
Sheraton Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland.
1994: Mural for Univ.
Western Cape, Cape Town; 'Freedom of the City', paintings honoring
Archbishop Tutu; SA Gourmet Festival; J&B Metropolitan Race.
consider political and social reconciliation to be an integral part of
art. A cross-cultural dialogue, personal therapy and as communication
to God. All my compositions are in one way or another,
autobiographical. I portray an array of continuous movement, animating
featureless townships with colorful shacks and folk on the streets
dancing, vending, making music and occasionally fighting".
here to view Tyrone's Paintings