Anton De Klerk is a fulltime South African artist with a unique abstract expressionistic style. He was born in Bloemfontein and has no formal art training. However, his technical background and fascination with local cultures fuelled his interest in art.
Inspired by nature and his love of colour he creates vibrant, expressive art of profound emotion and universal themes. His images resonate with movement and positive energy.
Anton draws on his experience with many different mediums but mainly uses a combination of wood, steel and acrylic paint. Occasionally he adds copper, other metals and pewter to the mix. He has developed a unique way of handing these mixed media to create masterpieces which reflects his inner understanding of matters of the heart, soul and spirit.
Each new piece of inspired art is carefully planned, engraved on wood and then painted with acrylics rich with emotional colour and texture. Anton’s art has an ethnic feel and speaks to the mind and soul of the observer. His work can be defined as a balance between mastery of technique, expressing an opinion and eliciting an emotional response. The ultimate goal is to seek truth and to confidently share what he finds.
His artistic career started in 1989 when he resigned from his corporate job, backpacked through Europe and travelled the US extensively, producing African curios and ethnic custom jewellery to pay his way. During this journey he sold his first two paintings. Back in South Africa he created unique home décor which was a combination between the African culture and Western traditions and was sold in many décor shops all over South Africa.
At the age of 50, Anton decided to live his dream as a fulltime artist in the beautiful Waterberg District in Limpopo, South Africa. The masterpieces he now creates derives from his jewellery and décor art and engraving experience.
Anton has exhibited his work in many art galleries, group shows and one-man shows since 2015. His commissioned works hang in many corporate spaces, lodges and private collections throughout South Africa.
You are invited to experience my Art at The Gauteng Fine Art & Antiques Fair 29 April – 2 May 2016 @ Riversands Farm Village, Riverside View, Fourways, JHB
You are invited to experience my Art at The Gauteng Fine Art & Antique Fair 29 April – 2 May 2016 @ Riversands Farm Village, Riverside View, Fourways, JHBread more
New Art in Progress March 2016read more
The following Art Sold this weekend! Thank you for your investment in Art.Thank you Louise & Wernerread more
ELNO ARTS invites you to an exhibition: SAN Art & Books on SA Artist’s – Sas Kloppers 16 – 21 Feb 2016 in Centurion.Also featuring South African Artist’s Daniel Mosako, Gert Potgieter & Anton DK.A presentation by Sello Seanego – Saturday 14:00.Website:...read more
You are invited: “It’s not our Art, but our Heart” Art Exhibition at MORCEAU DE MANTEL 14 Dec 2015 – 2016 Fourways, JHB.
“It’s not our Art, but our Heart" Art Exhibition at MORCEAU DE MANTEL 14 Dec 2015 - 2016MORCEAU DE MANTEL Design Quarter, cnr William Nichol & Leslie Ave,Fourways Werner 011 465 8119 | 082 775 5640read more
Art in progress Nov 2015 – the Lucky Hamsa and othersread more
Anton DK's 1st Art Exhibition in JHB 22 November 2015 from 13:00, please contact us for an invite and directions.read more