Freedom of Art
The month of May brought us the theme “Freedom”. We invited an art dealer & gallery owner by the name Charl Bezuidenhout to share his take on the freedom of the arts.
With spaces in the bustling hub of Cape Town, South Africa & Munich, Germany WORLDART, after 14 years in the visual art business, he has managed to showcase some, daringly outspoken artists.
Charl spent five years traveling and working in Europe and the USA. Back in South Africa he became active in the music industry and the visual arts where he pursued his interests in the arts and marketing. He has since established himself as a respected and dedicated participant in the arts environment.
He has brought unknown artists like Khaya Witbooi from anonymity to well sought after within 18 months. Khaya who’s paintings often have evoked feelings of danger & over coming it. Ayanda Mabulu, who’s painting has been forcibly removed from namely The Johannesburg Art Fair 2013, Dion Cupido, who’s painting was bought off the wall by Beyonce, are but a few of his star listing on his walls.
Charl Bezuidenhout speaks about Freedom, as a facilitator of the arts. His own journey & where it’s taken him, as he houses some prolific & contemporary art in a country very new in it’s own freedom.
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