Leandri Erlank

Leandri Erlank was born in Table View, Cape town in 1992.

She lauds her family for their love and immense support. After graduating from Stellenbosch University in 2014 with a Cum Laud Fine Art Bachelors degree, she worked odd jobs to earn extra money for the year after completion of her studies.

In 2016 she went to France for 3 months to work for international artist Louis Janse Van Vuuren where she had the great opportunity to work with him in his lovely studio.

In 2017 she started working as artist assistant for artist Lionel Smit in Strand, Cape Town

Artist Exhibitions/competitions

 2011

Iziko Sa National gallery annexe

 2013

 Sasol New Signature Finalist

 2014

 Gradex Final year exhibition (curating team)

 2015

Ava Gallery

 Keith Diederick awards exhibition

 Sasol New Signature Finalist

 Tokara Wine art top 20

2016

 Group Exhibition at Moor Gallery Franschhoek

 2017

 Muratie Wine Auction

 Group Exhibtion at Knext Gallery, Cape Town, for First Thursdays

 Group Exhibition at Grande Provence Franschhoek

 Group Exhibition at Absolut Art Gallery

 Sanlam Portrait Award 2017 Top 40

 

Artist Statement

Although my art varies greatly in medium and concept, there seems to be a main theme surrounding all the work. I find myself continuously going back to the theme of 'Becoming', whether it's Becoming Animal through the process of art-making, or ‘Becoming the artist in the process of art-making’. It's about depicting a bigger truth and communicating truth in a way that I will never be able to do verbally. For me it's all about creating unpretentious and strong pieces- while allowing the viewer to experience an emotional connection towards the work, be it positive or negative. I want to emphasize the power art has. In the process I learn more about myself as an artist and as a human being. ‘Becoming’ through the process of artmaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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