Serfontein, Henk

Henk Serfontein was born in 1971. He holds a degree in Fine Art (cum laude) and has also studied
at the ‘Cite Internationale des artes” in Paris, France. He has also lectured art at tertiary level and
adjudicated in national art competitions. He is also recognized as an accomplished curator for art
exhibitions.

In 2010 his work was selected as one of 36 finalists for the prestigious international ‘Gausch Coranity
Painting Award’ and exhibition held in Barcelona, Spain. He was also invited to become the international
resident artist at the Piramidon Centre of Contemporary Art in Barcelona for three months in 2011.

Henk Serfonetin’s symbolic stations of resting and waiting evoke a certain romantic nostalgia, a
hopeful intimacy, a place for the traveller to rest his weary bones. Yet they also contain a more sinister
dimension. They are places of weariness, heightened suspiciousness, in which the viewer could be both
welcomed guest and unwanted intruder. Most importantly you know you are alone here, it is dark and
there is a silence. His paintings ask you to listen inside and expose your soul.



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