Dave Robertson a self-taught visual artist, based in Cape Town, first worked as a freelance art director in the film industry.  He retired recently to focus on his visual art full-time.

A South African Visual Artist 1
© Dave Robertson Searle Street #1
A South African Visual Artist 2
© Dave Robertson Studio #9 Cape Town 2009
Dave’s first exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings held in Cape Town, at Worldart Gallery, received enthusiastic reviews and entirely sold out within a couple of weeks.  His photographic work is primarily a form of social commentary.  In 2010, Robertson, received the top award from “Spier” for a documentary photographic project, focusing on informal recyclers in Newtown, Johannesburg.
A South African Visual Artist 3
© Dave Robertson De Waal Drive
A South African Visual Artist 4
© Dave Robertson Loop Street #1 Cape Town
A South African Visual Artist 5
© Dave Robertson scene #2 Cape Town 2010
A South African Visual Artist 6
© Dave Robertson scene #25 Cape Town 2010
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© Dave Robertson Scene #25 Cape Town 2010
Robertson is best known for a series of expressionist, hand-painted photographs of township scenes
in Southern Africa which were exhibited at galleries in Germany, the Netherlands
and “Photo LA 2004” in Los Angeles, USA.
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© Dave Robertson Studio #6 Cape Town 2009
A South African Visual Artist 9
© Dave Robertson Studio #7 Cape Town 2009
A South African Visual Artist 10
© Dave Robertson Studio #3 Cape Town 2009
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© Dave Robertson Sea Point #1 Cape Town 2008

More recently his work has been exhibited by several galleries in South Africa including the Irma Stern Museum, the Bell-Roberts Gallery, Kalk Bay Modern, Focus Contemporary and Kim Sacks Gallery.

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