Theo Paul Vorster

Theo Paul Vorster is a full-time artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, known for his unique and vibrant art pieces. He primarily works with Lino, which he carves by hand and prints on paper.

Theo produces a limited edition of 10-20 prints, each hand-colored with acrylic ink. He also accepts commissions and offers one-day workshops on lino and monotype techniques at his studio.

Biography

Theo Paul Vorster currently resides in Cape Town South Africa.  Theo is known for creating unique pieces of art with lively line work, vibrant colors. His work ultimately transports viewers into an energized dimension. Theo started with art classes at school and ended up enrolling for BA Graphic design at the University of Stellenbosch with printmaking as his main subject.

Theo is a fulltime artist. He has had many successful solo and group exhibitions. He originally focused on etching but in 2006 he started looking at other methods and turned to Lino. He loves the three dimensional quality of carving into Lino. As the print is black and white it also allows him to experiment with color. He now mostly works with Lino.

The Lino block is cut and printed by hand on 285g Fabriano paper. All prints are individually hand colored by Theo with acrylic ink. Theo keeps the print edition low and only prints 10, 15 or a maximum of 20. All works are printed prior to an exhibition as the Lino block is painted in oil and sold once the edition has been printed.

Theo also produces monotypes, woodcuts, serigraphs and accepts commissions.

He has been commissioned by several Corporates in South Africa to conceptualize unique artworks for them for different art and marketing projects.

He is a keen teacher and has regular one day lino and monotype workshops @ his Studio in Bellville.

Exhibitions Highlights last 5 years.

2016 – Solo exhibition – South African Print Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town

2016 – Mono/Lino exhibition Clare, Jono, Theo and friends with Clare Menck, Jonathan Comerford and Theo Paul Vorster.

2017 – Cape Town art fair represented by The South African Printing Gallery

2018 – K9 Re-worked – Solo Exhibition @ RK Contemporary, Riebeeck Kasteel

2018 – K 9 Re-worked cont. – Print exhibition @ Rust & Vrede Art Gallery Durbanville

2019 – Turbine Art Fair JHB with South African Printing Gallery – New work

2019 – Inside Out – Collaboration with Spanish artist Emilio Meningbar @ Mok Gallery, Stellenbosch

2020 – Roer en Kraak – Solo exhibition for US Toyota Woordfees.

2020 – Pop Up Solo Exhibition Lino and Acrylic Ink @ Diemersdal

2021 – Retrospective last 10 Years Solo Exhibition @ Art B Gallery Bellville

2022 – Onwaarskynlik – Solo Exhibition @ Lizamore & Associates JHB

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