• Dedre Fouquet

    Dedre Fouquet
    • Artist Statement
      • My theme for this series reflects my love and passion for the essence of all our being - water.

        I am in awe of nature and inspired by it daily. My passion for beautiful places has brought me into the mountains from living by the ocean. I love the peace and quiet of mountain rivers and streams. I especially love the geometry within flowing waters over and between rocks.

        My work captures what I find truly beautiful in nature. Not necessarily a scene but a moment of time that cannot be contained or preserved. But simply in its essence remembered for its constant passing.....

        "the poor long for riches and the rich for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquillity" - swami rama
    • Biography
      • N.Dip Fine Art (Ruth Prowse School Of Fine Art)

        Selected Exhibitions:


        2013
        Solo exhibition (Tranquille) with Riana Scheepers book launch (Wellington)

        2012
        Group Exhibition at Oude Libertas (Stellenbosch) – Woordvrou

        2009
        Group Exhibition at Off the Wall (Paarl)– Postcard Exhibition

    • Interview
      • Which new trends or South African artists do you find inspiring at the moment?
        New trends that I have found inspiring are the obvious inclusion of all artistic people who have remarkable talent and allowed to be part of street art. I have enjoyed the promenade art in the past, the changing street art of Stellenbosch and open gallery walk abouts like First Thursdays in Cape Town…..All allowing everybody to be involved and feel part of the art world instead of the dull silence of galleries where you feel stifled to comment, yet do I think a trend to watch out for is how art is developing in the 3D printing & lazer cutting arena – that’s going to change the face of what we ‘see’ as art.

        Which South African deceased artist do you most admire and why?

        If he can be classed as South African after moving here from Russia, then the Iziko Exhibition: Tretchikoff – for all the opinions of this man who took his art into the commercial world, I was moved and inspired by the quality and contrast of colour. Nevermind the reproductive quality, he taught me about colour…

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

        Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road – Richard Wilson’s infinity of space in the oil room. Loved that a feeling of weightlessness can be created by environment;
        Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road – Ron Mueck  - Big Baby Exhibition – His incredible talent to capture life in resin and fiberglass and distort the size yet remain perfect to reality;
        Photographic exhibition of Billy Monk – The Catacombs bouncer, Billy, revealing the underbelly Cape Towns Club scene in 1969’s;
        Egon Tania in about 2004/5 – his very early work – I was moved by the way he creates tension and emotion in wood is astounding;
        Lyndi Sales – respect for the time it takes to create good art, such detail in small pieces to create an artwork so huge. Great deal of time and effort;
        And most recently Mandy Coppes-Martin seen at The Art Fair – creating artwork from threaded / shredded paper made from natural products.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
        Everywhere: Nature and the human expression of emotion. Love to be able to capture the essence of expression through paint

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about?

        No rituals, its my lifestyle and always has been. I would be at a loss without all my creative outlets

        What do you like most about being an artist?

        I could have been a dancer but my hands kept me too busy

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?

        Can't say I know artists block – I know challenges, if I have a bad day I pick up something else to challenge me with and work in my subconscious on the previous problem until I have solved it, then return to complete

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

        …..achieving what I set out to do and complete my own deadlines

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
        No, not really……If I did, I want peoples response to my work to be reflective, contemplative and hope they find tranquility and peace of mind in the space I create in my art pieces

        What are your plans for the coming year?

        Doing more of the same
  • Shade - Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet DEDRE FOUQUET
    Shade
    Oil Painting / 90 x 60 cm
    R13 680
  • Seasons - Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet DEDRE FOUQUET
    Seasons
    Oil Painting / 50 x 70 cm
    R11 400
  • Quiet - Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet DEDRE FOUQUET
    Quiet
    Oil Painting / 50 x 70 cm
    R11 400
  • Forever - Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet DEDRE FOUQUET
    Forever
    Oil Painting / 60 x 90 cm
    R13 680
  • Honey - Extra Large Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet DEDRE FOUQUET
    Honey
    Extra Large Oil Painting / 100 x 150 cm
    R33 750
  • Reflections Of Time - Oil Painting by Dedre Fouquet
    DEDRE FOUQUET
    Reflections Of Time
    Oil Painting / 100 x 50 cm