Gerhard Van der Westhuizen is a South African artist born in 1970 in Cape Town. He is a natural, self-taught artist who is inspired by people, deep emotions and spontaneous interests.
Gerhard’s paintings bring together a harmonious eventuality of modern art meets abstract expressionism. Consisting predominantly of large works of art that portray faces with intense emotions, Gerhard believes the eyes are the windows to the soul.
Gerhard works in oil and acrylic on high quality stretch canvas as well as portraying some of his pieces on unconventional mediums such as special light-weight concrete panels. He has also produced a collection of runway fashion art pieces, inspired by the beauty, energy and movement of international fashion shows.
In Cape Town Gerhard’s private art studio is based in Hout bay and his paintings are presented at the Art Curator gallery, Lourensford estate in Somerset West.
Internationally Gerhard’s art work is displayed at the new Silo Gallery in the Valley in Kemptthal, Switzerland and in Frankfurt, Germany.
In May 2018, whilst exhibiting at the Festival of Art in Franschhoek, Gerhard met Zimbabwean sculptor Mambakwedza Mutasa and began a powerful journey of artistic collaboration and friendship. Their unique collaborative pieces transcend the line between painting and sculpture.
Gerhard’s latest urban concept uses a new technique combining arrays, numbers or symbols to form a unique matrix of beauty.
Today his works adorn the homes and offices of clients around the world.