An artist’s canvas reflects the face he chooses to show to the world, but the place in which that art is made is seldom revealed. Paul Duncan was given unparalleled access into the homes and lives of fourteen of South Africa’s most revered artists. Over countless mugs of coffee or glasses of wine, he listened and observed as they spoke about their lives, loves and the way they make their art.
South African Artists at Home takes the reader into some very private spaces, affording us a glimpse of what the artist goes home to at the end of the day. For some, the work space and home space are irrevocably intertwined. For others, home is a sanctuary. Or perhaps it is the studio that is the sanctuary and home is where ‘real life’ happens. Either way, if you have an interest in art, artists, and the often bizarre way that making art intersects with living life, you’ll find this book intriguing.
|Publisher:||Struik Christian Media|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
PAUL DUNCAN is a former editorial director at Condé Nast Independent Magazines and the former editor of Condé Nast’s House & Garden (South Africa). He is currently Head of Design for Homeware at Woolworths. Son, grandson and great-grandson of architects, Paul was educated in Cape Town and at the University of Edinburgh, where he swapped training in architecture for a degree in Fine Art. He was the London-based correspondent for Condé Nast’s Casa Vogue in Italy and Casa Vogue in Spain. His articles on buildings, interiors, lifestyle and design have been published in the United Kingdom in The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Evening Standard. His books include collections of South African interiors entitled Down South and Down South Two. Style Icons is his 10th book. Paul lives in Cape Town.